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Belzhar - by Meg Wolitzer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Speak

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Depression

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Language: English

TCIN: 80409761
UPC: 9780142426296
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2398

Description

"It's been a long while since a book has pulled me in this way; I read it leaning forward, figuratively on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat. I had no idea what was coming, but I was hungry to get there. So subtly plotted and painfully beautiful, I couldn't put it down. Meg Wolitzer is a an amazing storyteller." --Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming

"Wolitzer has imagined a world for young readers that celebrates the sacred, transcendent power of reading and writing." --The New York Times Book Review

"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 touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer." --Glamour

"Basically everything Meg Wolitzer writes is worth reading, usually over and over again, and her YA debut...is no exception." --TeenVogue.com

"Demonstrates the power of words to heal." --The Washington Post

"A riveting exploration of the human psyche...Wolitzer's teenage characters are invigorated, flawed, emotionally real and intensely interesting. Even as readers fold back the layers of the story and discover unexpected truths and tragedies, the plot maintains an integrity that has come to be hallmark of Wolitzer's novels." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A smart and engrossing tale of trauma, trust, and triumph." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A strong, original book." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Wolitzer handles Jam's increasingly complex psychological state with delicate, nonjudgmental nuance ...teen readers, especially rabid Plath fans, will relish Wolitzer's deeply respectful treatment of Jam's realistic emotional struggle." --Booklist

"Enlivened by humor, memorable characters and a page-turning mystery only revealed in its final pages, Belzhar explores the role of trauma in young lives." --BookPage

"But Jam herself is a fantastic portrait of a girl somehow younger than her own age, unable to cope with the hardships of being a teenager, and the final twist of the novel reveals an unexpected aspect to her character that makes her all the more heartbreaking." --The Daily Beast

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