Belzhar - Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer’s first young adult novel, Belzhar (Dutton, $17.99), is inspired by Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. tenth-grader Jam Gallahue has lost the love of her life and fallen into an overwhelming depression. In desperation, her parents have sent her to a boarding school for those deeply affected by personal losses. Wolitzer’s tale is grounded in reality, with an element of the fantastic. At the school, Jam is selected for a special course which requires journal-keeping in a unique diary, provided by the teacher. Jam and her fellow students forge friendships and share the strange experiences they have while writing in their journals, which ultimately reveal much about the tragedies they have suffered.  Ages 14-18. KLP

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ISBN: 9780525423058
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 2014