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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

Review of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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       This novel did the impossible: present a case of extreme depression and suicidal thoughts in a way that wasn't annoying and whiney. Sorry to fans of the classics, but I prefer this book over the catcher in the rye. I enjoyed this novel and personally think it should be ranked a little higher.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was reviewed by Lauren

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       This is probably my favorite female-written novel of all time, I swear.  It's deep.  It's beautiful.  Like one of the other reviews said, it'll make you think a little "girl-version Salinger".

       It is chalked-full of symbolism and underlying themes regarding society and the personal experience of living amongst pressures placed on females, so you gotta get out of a little bubble of reading things "literally".  Even though the semi-autobiographical protagonist is a rather dark and tortured young adult and can come off being a bit of an emo pessimistic raincloud, Plath does an awesome job of giving you a little peek into her mind in a way everyone can feel/relate.  READ IT!

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was reviewed by Little

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       The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a semi autobiographical novel of a young girl fighting depression and suicide.  I liked it as it reminded me a bit of a female version of Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was reviewed by Anonymous

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       This is a weird and disturbing book.  The woman is fighting bouts of deep depression although it is hard to decide if it is clinical, or part of her personality, or both.  Her general outlook on life is pessimistic and it is hard to like her, or even feel compassion for her.  I am not sure what the point to this work is, other than to tell us that this person feels her life sucks.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was reviewed by cool librarian

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