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Jelly

by Rees, Clare,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F REESE 2021 CRAFTON 5/21
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F REESE 2021 CRAFTON 5/21
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Young Adult YA FIC REE
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA FIC REE
 
 
Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC REES
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Teen
 
Call Number  TEEN FIC REES
 
 
Scott Township Library New Material FIC REES JELLY [YA]
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  New Material
 
Call Number  FIC REES JELLY [YA]
 
 
Summary
A survival story unlike anything you've ever read--perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Rory Power



The biggest problem with being trapped on a jellyfish isn't what you'd expect. You get over the fear of death (because you start looking forward to it) and the smell of fish (because it quickly becomes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Boredom is an issue, sure, but it's not the main one; the biggest problem is not being able to get away from everyone.

Martha is stuck on the back of the jellyfish and has been for a long time. She and everyone else living there don't know how exactly they got there or how long they've been there or where they're going--they just remember that something traumatic happened. And they can't escape.

But now, the crew has finally had enough. They're going to escape the jellyfish--or die trying. (Which probably means dying.) Funny, strange, and completely original, Jelly is an unforgettable young adult debut.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Centering a largely white group stranded atop a gargantuan jellyfish, debut author Rees marries a darkly funny survival account with a climate change creature feature. After much of humankind is eaten or killed, teen narrator Martha, along with peers Kate, Lana, and James, is marooned alongside a group of adults, including a soldier, a scientist, and a mythology-interested crone. When they aren't playing Jellyfish Rugby or otherwise weathering monotonous days, the kids strategize escape--past the creature's tentacles, which continually pull jumpers back, and onto a dangerous coastline crawling with enormous, crablike kriks. After a string of failed attempts, a sudden revelation pushes the increasingly desperate crew to realize the existence of further lurking horrors. Using straightforward prose and believable interpersonal relationships to anchor the book's more dramatic components--eroding coastlines, murderous monsters--Rees offers a testament to human ingenuity and younger generations' fortitude while cautioning against ignoring environmental problems. Ages 12--up. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Survival -- Fiction.
Climatic changes -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Dystopias -- Fiction.
Monster fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Language English
Description 296 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781419745560
1419745565
9781419745577
1419745573
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