Author: Meg Wolitzer

Book Review: Belzhar

Posted September 1, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 1 Comment
Book Review: Belzhar

Belzhar was a pick that just landed in my possession during BEA. I never really gave it a second look after I got it. When I started to pick apart my ARC pile to find something entertaining, the phrase about a boarding school sunk a hook right into my proverbial mouth. The second thing to grab at my curiosity was the appealing cover design. This book didn’t have a huge heap of buzz, so the excitement about diving in blind really helped my sudden interest. There was a stumbling block right out of the gate when I started the book. more »

Book Review: Belzhar

Posted August 18, 2014 by Kara in book review / 5 Comments
Book Review: Belzhar

You know, I had no expectations for this book at all.  When I picked it up at BEA, I had no idea what it was, but I love stories like this, about depression and therapy and stays in mental health facilities.  But for a book that I had ZERO expectations for, I still ended up disappointed. Jamaica, or “Jam” is sent to The Wooden Barn because her depression has escalated and her parents don’t know what else they can do to help her.  Her boyfriend, of 41 days, has died and she just can’t deal.  And when she gets to more »