World Book Day: Read ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath

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  • The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Ever wondered what it feels to be a teenage girl and depressed? This finely written novel by American poet and writer Plath truly deserves a Nobel Prize. It was written under her pseudonym ‘Victoria Lucas’ and follows the story of Esther Greenwood. Will she end up in the mental hospital or lead a normal life?

There’s even a movie made on this eerie book. The 1979 movie fails to capture the essence of The Bell Jar. However, Kirsten Dunst is set to play the lead role in the 2018 remake of the book. Hopefully, it won’t be so distasteful this time.

Now grab the book and turn the pages–make sure to not be overwhelmed by the character’s mental struggle. It is not for the faint-hearted.