Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 3: Tuesday Afternoon Reading. . . Pre-storm?

We're potentially due for 5 - 7" of snow, turning to rain in the morning. . .Could it be another Wednesday bites the dust? Yikes. In any case, thanks to my Lenten avoidance of FB during the week, I am getting a lot of reading done. Three cheers!

BelzharBelzhar by Meg Wolitzer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed this YA novel by the author of The Interestings. It did bear some resemblances to The Interestings, but in this outing, Wolitzer crafts a well-paced and original YA novel that contains some fantasy elements but still serves to illuminate important truths about literature, life, and (to continue the alliteration in an annoying way) loss. One plot line is a bit thin and, oddly enough, I found the character of Ms. Q disappointingly flat, but overall the book was a well-written and thought-provoking flight of imagination based in some valid insights about human nature. Enjoyable!

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