Belzhar – Meg Wolitzer



This was such a fantastic book. I didn´t really know anything about what it was about before starting to read, only that it was said to be very good and that was enough for me. Sometimes those are the best ways to enter a book, not knowing too much, just diving in. So that´s what I recommend you do, just dive in to the wonderful book. And then go and read/re-read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

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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.