The Resource Belzhar

Belzhar

Label
Belzhar
Title
Belzhar
Statement of responsibility
Meg Wolitzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Jar and 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, Belzhar is a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.Entertainment Weekly's YA book of 2014TIME Magazine's Top Ten YA of 2014Kobo's best of 2014Amazon'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' Glamour magazine'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
Summary
Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar,where she and Reeve can be together
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2015.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
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10355387
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolitzer, Meg
Index
no index present
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790
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Juvenile Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Belzhar
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:468b3c7b-31e9-4894-9c56-5714d2fdeae7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471123788
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Belzhar
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:468b3c7b-31e9-4894-9c56-5714d2fdeae7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781471123788
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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