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by Meg Wolitzer

‘Belzhar’ is hands down my favorite piece of young adult literature released in 2014.  Meg Wolitzer has created a world where reading and writing can still mend the broken pieces in us all.  Jam Gallahue’s parents have sent her away to boarding school.  She is to spend at least one semester studying at The Wooden Barn.  Jam’s family wants her to heal after an incident with a boy at her high school.  While at The Wooden Barn, Jam finds herself signed up for an exclusive- Special Topics in English.  Rumor has it, any student who makes it through this special class comes out changed by the semester’s end.  This semester, the students find themselves focused on the writings of poet Sylvia Plath.  Throughout the novel, readers are taken on a journey with Jam and her friends as they discover how a painful past can lead to a hopeful future.

Matthew W.
December 6, 2014
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