Thursday, August 03, 2017
Read: Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks.
She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.
But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead.
Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss.
From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.
It was my roommate's copy, when I suddenly had the urge to read this book. I'm glad I did. As Jam's problems that were truly unraveled in the end, made me recall my own Reeve.
It was in the middle, when her friends started sharing their stories, that the book got me hook. As I was about a hundred pages to finish (am a slow reader) I regret not bringing it to the office.
I would recommend this book, though I still like The Interestings and The Uncoupling better.