Friday, May 6, 2016
Jellyfish for the Win
Cast my vote for The Thing About Jellyfish! At first I was disheartened that it was looking like just another tale of woe from another tortured quirky tween genius, but there were enough surprises and sensitive insights about the complexity of young people and young people relationships that I was soon won over. And the LOCKER THING. I mean.
The Crossover was a fine book, and I see the appeal, but the sparseness of the verse meant I didn't feel like I "got to know" the protagonist and his family as well as I wanted to. If this were a prose novel, I likely would have loved it. The same can be said for The Family Romanov - a fine book, fascinating history... but I'm a fictional prose kinda gal. So Jellyfish it is for me!
(Side question for the Smackdown historian - how many zombies have risen to victory over the years?)