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Belzhar


Author: Meg  WOLITZER
Publisher: Dutton
Subject/Category:  9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2015
ISBN: 9.78053e+012
Review: Jam Gallahue is sent to a special school because her boyfriend died a year ago, and she cannot get over the loss. All the students in the school have issues which they share with their group when they are ready. Jam does not say anything. She gets selected to be in a special topics English class where they study Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. The six students must keep a daily journal that is to be turned in at the end of the class term. They discover a common ground with their journaling they call “Belzhar.” With twists and turns the students reveal themselves in a fascinating look at the efforts people exert to avoid dealing with traumatic events.

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