Belzhar was a good, good book. It was one that I will think about for a very, very long time. There's a lot of stuff in here. Is this a magical realism book? I am still not sure exactly what is and what isn't. Because there is paranormal stuff in here...but it really isn't "out of this worldy" again. I think that authors that can do that really show great talent in their writing.
Jam goes to a boarding school for teens who are in fragile mental states. We don't know what caused Jam's fragile state exactly until the end and I didn't figure it out until the end and wow!
Sylvia Plath figures into this book and so I was glad that I had read Your Own, Sylvia. Good, good stuff.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.