Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

"I was sent here because of a boy. His name was Reeve Maxfield, and I loved him and then he died, and almost a year passed and no one knew what to do with me. Finally it was decided that the best thing would be to send me here."

So Belzhar begins ...

Jam is sent to The Wooden Barn, a boarding school for emotionally fragile teenagers because she can't deal with the death of her boyfriend, British exchange student, Reeve.

At The Wooden Barn she is assigned to "Special Topics in English" where she and a handful of other students will read only one novel all semester and keep a journal. The novel is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

At first Jam doesn't want to write - why examine her feelings when she can barely make it through each day?  But the first time she does write, something amazing happens .. something that can't be explained.

Belzhar is an emotionally wringing experience. I would only suggest this book to very mature readers eighth grade and up. The ending is mind-blowing and the reader's heart will break for Jam.


  1. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer story taken from the novel The novel is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

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