The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Jan 13, 2023

At the time I read this book, it was one of those times where this is exactly what I needed to
read. Going through the story of Esther’s intense breakdown and insanity in a way that becomes
so rational and real, to her as a character and to me as a reader. It follows her dark feelings as
well as the brighter ones of her psyche. I was so drawn to this book, having finished it in about 3
days. I’ve never been into classics but I was pleasantly surprised with how this one was written,
especially in a way that made me feel almost as though I was in Esther’s head. I love the idea of
reading early written ‘feminist’ books. Not only was the story absolutely drawing and interesting,
it made me contemplate a lot about my own life. The real life story of Sylvia Plath as a person, is
also very interesting, almost following how the book is written, like an autobiography. I gave this
book 4/5 stars, only because it does not pass my absolute favorite books I’ve rated 5 stars. If
you want something that’ll make you think while also feeling everything the character might be
feeling, this book is definitely the one

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