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Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Trigger Warning: attempted rape, numerous suicide attempts, and completed suicide


I'm kicking myself for not reading this. I had such negative bias against this book, but it was wickedly funny and sharp, unromantic observances of life in 1950 (and a few that is still around in 2016). I am really glad I took the leap and read this book.


However, I am confused as to how this book is similar to Catcher in the Rye. I read Catcher a long time ago (I think I was 13 or 14) and it seemed less literary gem and more of non-stop whining. The Bell Jar had a point and a plot, which is more than I got out of Catcher. 4 stars.