Belzhar

Belzhar

by Meg Wolitzer

Hardback Publication Date: 30/09/2014

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Entertainment Weekly's Best YA Book of 2014
TIME magazine Top YA of 2014 "Wolitzer has imagined a world for young readers that celebrates the sacred, transcendent power of reading and writing." --The New York Times Book Review

There's a place where the lost go to be found.

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, signed up for an exclusive, supposedly life-changing class called Special Topics in English that focuses--only and entirely--on the works of Sylvia Plath.

But life isn't fair. Reeve has been gone for almost a year and Jam is still mourning.

When a journal-writing assignment leads Jam into a mysterious other world she and her classmates call Belzhar, she discovers a realm where the untainted past is restored, and she can feel Reeve's arms around her once again. But, as the pages of her journal begin to fill up, Jam must to confront hidden truths and ultimately decide what she's willing to sacrifice to reclaim her loss.

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.
ISBN:
9780525423058
9780525423058
Category:
Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-09-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
266
Dimensions (mm):
216x137x28mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent), The Wife (‘has you howling with recognition’ Allison Pearson), The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner) and The Ten-Year Nap (‘as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike' Chicago Tribune). Most recently, The Interestings was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City.

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