Belzhar

Belzhar 1

by Meg Wolitzer

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/2014

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I was sent here because of a boy. His name was Reeve Maxfield, and I loved him and then he died, and almost a year passed and no one knew what to do with me.

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

'Breathtaking' Glamourmagazine

'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
ISBN:
9781471123764
9781471123764
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-2014
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
198x130mm
Weight:
0.19kg
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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  • Boarding school, books and myster

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    Starting with Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar Meg Wolitzer has built an an entertaining young adult novel. Will appeal to fans of Looking For Alaska.