Today marks the start of the Fall Into Belzhar event, and I'm excited to be participating! Kicking off the event will be a Twitter chat today between author @MegWolitzer and @MundieMoms.
In the book, which comes out September 30, a teenage girl named Jam is sent to a "therapeutic boarding school" after a terrible loss. She's then accepted into a highly sought-after class called Special Topics in English, in which her teacher, Mrs. Quenell, gives each class member a red leather journal that they are instructed to write in.
A group of bloggers - including me - will be tweeting, tumblr-ing and Instagramming peeks at our own mysterious journals:
Here's the book's synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
I'll be reviewing the book closer to publication date, but I love the fact that it *slaps hand over mouth*
Until then, you'll have to read my journal to find out...