“Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings.” – Entertainment Weekly “A prep school tale with a supernatural- romance. Early in Meg Wolitzer’s acclaimed novel “The Interestings,” two boys at summer In “Belzhar,” her second novel for young readers — after the. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – review. ‘Belzhar is a mind-blowing read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from cover to cover’. Ayesha. Thu 19 Feb.

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Fortunately, Belzhar did improve some in the second half; the action picked up quite a bit, and I found myself eager to find out what was going to happen. I’ll definitely read more things by Meg Wolitzer in the future. One minute Sierra is completely closed off; the next minute they’re BFFs.

With that said, despite my problems with it I do think it deserves 3 stars. In my mind, that really trivialized all of the other characters’ legitimate tragedies, because Jam and the author held her tragedy which was a breakup, that’s it to the same level. Jam’s roommate, DJ, tells her that all the students who took Mrs.

I wonder who that student is. The woman at the checkout counter had smiled at us when we managed to hoist it onto the moving belt. They ban it completely, which just seems cruel. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. I could hear them from my bedroom when they stood in the front hall and talked to my parents.

The characters themselves were not bad, but they weren’t especially interesting either. Who is this teacher? But the novel is also a complex exploration of the dynamics between narrative unreliability and the invention of reality.


It was just… surreal. And this morning, on the very first day that classes begin, as she hovers above me with her hair hanging in my face like a curtain, I just want her to go away. Writing in the journal feels like being part of a vivid dream. But this one destroyed the credibility of the protagonist, and the author too, because the whole point was Jam’s involvement with a group of kids who had experienced such tremendously horrible and heartbreaking th This book was bad.

So on the first day of her class, Jam is skeptical. Once I wore my Tweety Bird nightshirt for five days straight. I would like for it not to happen again.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, the story didn’t delve as deeply into character development as I would’ve liked, especially considering how close the friends were supposed to have become.

The relationship with Reeve that she describes, and her wolitaer in Belzhar, veer from wolitzfr events that actually occurred. This “deep bond” that apparently connected them was brought up so much it only made it feel forced.

The world can go on without me and just leave me alone to close my eyes and rest during the school day. It is a dark and profound, for one of the first things we find out about our main character is that she was in love with Reeve Maxfield, and he died.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – review

Spunky wheelchair-bound Casey describes the night she became paralyzed after her mother drove drunk. It is unique, don’t get me wrong, but I just didn’t really care about any of these characters. This book was bad. Meg Wolitzer is a an amazing storyteller. Sep 30, Minutes Young Adult Buy. Jam soon becomes inconsolable and her parents end up sending her to The Wooden Barn which is a school for teens who are “emotionally fragile, highly intelligent”.


I had no idea how the stories would turn out – if there would even be a satisfying ending.

Each trip to Belzhar is rooted in an event that occurred before Jam lost Reeve. This wasn’t difficult to read or anything; I moved through it pretty quickly. She selects her students and they only read one author a belzhaar.

Q, feels like teaching it, and only for a select group of students. Yes, that is a thing I actually didn’t know myself about this until I searched it up on the web and it’s a mental illness with many different subcategories.

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Meg Wolitzer – Belzhar – Trade Paperback

Oct 08, Larry H rated it really liked it. In Belzhar, Jam can only experience events that have actually happened and she can only remain in Belzhar for a limited period of time.

I totally didn’t get why Jam and Griffin ended up smooching during this book. Jam and Reeve spend most of the time in Belzhar kissing, talking, playing out scenes that have already happened. Sometimes when their weight got too low, the girls were force-fed through tubes. Jam’s full name is Jamaica; and yep, her parents named her after the place where she was conceived. You could find me reading Belzhar anywhere. Your tax-deductible donation made to LARB by

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