We don't usually associated fun with the appocalypse, but this book makes it work with it's sarcastic protagonist and wacky premise: what if you and a bunch of strangers got stuck on the back of a giant jelly fish?— Molly
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.
— Publishers Weekly
"Poignantly describing the tenacious flickers of hope that persist in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. . .Rees has impeccable control of the pace."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books