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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

keiraharris's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes

5.0

erinastin's review against another edition

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5.0

This book is stunning. Plath's pain seeps into every page as she decorates it with her poetic brilliance. As Esther descends, so do we. I can only imagine what it was like to read this book 60 years ago.

melania01's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

thatguitarist7's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective relaxing sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

ilianachloe's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

tylerghill's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

Excellent book. Vivid downward spiral and rise.
Lots of hyphenated words and em dashes.

irenmm_20's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring relaxing sad medium-paced

4.0

aherman18's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

vanya's review against another edition

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reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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criersgreatwar's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

my second favourite book, i hold this so close to my heart