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Girl, Interrupted
Girl Interrupted
Author: Susanna Kaysen
In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital.  The author spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele -- Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679746041
ISBN-10: 0679746048
Publication Date: 6/1994
Pages: 168
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 713 ratings
Publisher: Vintage Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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MaskedPenguinAvenger avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 36
I felt that the book was far more in depth than the movie. I cry every time I read it.
obsidianfire avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Loved the movie, and of course I loved the book even more. The book is always better!
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Helpful Score: 5
This is one rare case in which the movie was better than the book. Kaysen's account of her time in a mental institution is vaguely interesting, yet lacks a real pull. This is a very quick read. An okay book but the movie is much more engaging.
Sander avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Love the film, love the book! the book is different, but the way the film was made, it did fit, so to speak. Alot of my books are going into a "KEEP" shelf and this is one! This book was a quick read and was throughly enjoyable! This will be my "Flight" book for my trips between Michigan and Nevada!
meggykakes avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My favorite book of all time. Kaysen writes some wicked awesome good books.
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katiems98 avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on + 35 more book reviews
I found myself falling in love with the characters in the short book. I could not put it down and finished very quickly. I appreciate Susanna and her allowing us to have a look into her life in the psych ward.
panthergirl12 avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on + 13 more book reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book. I actually sat down in one day and read it. It showed the horrors of being in a mental hospital in the 1960s for two years must have been like, but added humor as well. If you have borderline personality or know someone who does this is a must read!
AshesDeville avatar reviewed Girl, Interrupted on
Obviously the book is not as 'great' and detailed as the movie - Hollywood always adds to things. This book is very straight-to-the-point and she doesn't waste time in telling you what she has to say and telling about her experience. Very quick read. If you've ever seen the movie, I suggest picking up the book also.