Belzhar (Paperback)Meg Wolitzer (author)
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A group of emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers gather at a therapeutic boarding school where they are mysteriously picked for 'Special Topics in English'. Here, they are tasked with studying Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jarand keeping a journal. Each time the teens write in their diaries they are transported to a miraculous other world called Belzhar, a world where they are no longer haunted by their trauma and grief - and each begins to tell their own story.
From internationally bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, and published by John Green's editor, Belzharis a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.
Entertainment Weekly's YA book of 2014
TIME Magazine's Top Ten YA of 2014
Kobo's best of 2014
Amazon's best books of 2014
'A story about what it means to lose someone, or something, you love. Twice.' Kirkus Reviews
'A welcome attack on continuing to live in the past at the expense of the present...Dry humour accompanies each journey in this readable novel, already selling well in America and deservedly so' Independent
'Wolitzer has imagined a world for young readers that celebrates the sacred, transcendent power of reading and writing' New York Times
'An engaging fable about literature's healing power'Financial Times
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
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This book was amazing. It was imaginative! I loved the storyline and the hidden twists along the way. The characters were easy to picture. I felt like I was there in the book.
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