September 9, 2014

Fall into Belzhar

One of the novels I'm really excited about this fall is Belzhar. Not only does it feature a few elements that immediately appealed to me - journal writing, boarding school, English class - but it also happens to tackle hard-hitting emotions like grief, guilt, anger. (And we all know how fascinated I can get by books that show different ways of dealing with the hard things in life!) 

I feel so blessed to have gotten the opportunity to read Belzhar already, and enjoyed it tremendously (my review is up on Thursday!) But today's post is a bit special, as I get to announce officially that I'm participating in the Fall into Belzhar campaign!

In Belzhar, Jam and her classmates in Special Topics in English are given a red notebook to write in as part of their assignment. Inspired by the novel, the lovely people over at Penguin have provided me + a bunch of other bloggers with red notebooks of our own, and set us free to use them however we want. You can check out the #FallIntoBelzhar tag on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram to see what everyone is doing with their notebooks! I've actually not uploaded too many photos yet, but only because I've been busy filling the pages. But soon, I promise!

And here's the full list of bloggers participating:

And here's more info about the book:

Belzhar book cover
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date: September 30, 2014

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 Goodreads)

Don't forget to check out the #FallIntoBelzhar tag to see some pretty cool (and all very different) things from me + the other bloggers!


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