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Manuscript Monday: The Bell Jar

"Sylvia Plath is brilliant in her description of feelings; it does carry you into dark emotional places."

On this weeks Manuscript Monday Sarah recommends The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

Sylvia Plath has come up lately in the books we're reading on Book Interrupted (Talking to Strangers and The Midnight Library), so when I saw this on my mothers book shelf I knew it was time to read her. The way she describes Esters emotions and mood at any given time is perfection. The entire book I’m taken within her and understand what she is feeling. I can see how she’s slowly disassociating to the outside world. I’ve had my moments of depression and it’s never forgotten, it comes with you. Just like Sylvia Plath describes.


There is a content warning on this book and the others because of the content of suicide. If this topic is triggering for you I would advise against it. Sylvia Plath is brilliant in her description of feelings; it does carry you into dark emotional places.

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