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Review: Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Why I chose this book: 
I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK. Before I begin, let me explain that I have a mighty love for my homegirl Sylvia Plath. So when I saw that a YA novel based around her works was coming out, I did a little dance. Plath has so much pain, passion, and life in her writing. With that being said, I was very anxious to see how it would be connected to the realm of YA lit.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Dutton Juvenal
Publish Date: September 30th, 2014
Format: Hardback
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction, Magical Realism
If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be  at home in New Jersey with her sweet British  boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching  old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing  him in the library stacks.

She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.

But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead.

Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss. (Goodreads)
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