Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted

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Girl, Interrupted is written by Susanna Kaysen. With over 100 pages, this book is first published in 1994 by Vintage. In 2000, this book became a bestseller because of a movie based on this book.

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  • Larry Wade
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a well written memoir of a woman being treated in a mental institution in the 1960's. Times were different and many people (e.g. James Taylor) spent time in this institution. My disappointment was that very little was said regarding why she was admitted, her dx and treatment and how she healed."
  • Anthony Miller
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Girl Interrupted is a pretty okay novel I think this is one of those instances where the movie was acutally far better than the book, of course I did have the Hots for Anjelina Jolie at the time."
  • Robert Harper
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I devoured this book and knew before I even finished it that I loved it, which is uncommon for me. Kaysen's description of borderline personality and the cognitive struggle between what is real and what we perceive is not only wonderfully insightful but fascinating to read. As soon as my friend finishes reading this, it's likely I'll read it all over again."
  • Aaron Andrews
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I love movies that feature people who are mentally disturbed. Girl, Interrupted nailed it as far as that goes. In addition to the book the movie was based on, this movie really featured the way asylums function. I thought this plot moved well and had great edgy characters."
  • Keith Jordan
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted is one of my favorite books about mental health. A pretty short book, but has a ton of interesting and useful information."
  • Chen Yi
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted has been an important book for me throughout my life. Any teenager or young woman will be able to appreciate the raw honesty of this tale. The main character shows the hardships of drug and addiction with truth but also deep empathy--it is beautifully written."
  • Yolanda Zúñiga
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I think this is a very interesting book. It shows that a short book can still be a good book. I know that the movie made from this book is also pretty good. The movie is what lead me to the book."
  • Kevin Harrison
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book provides a very detailed account for the different times that these events took place. I would say the book is less dramatic than the movie and goes into more detail. I liked that she recounts what happened after her stay in the psychiatric institution, but it would have been even better if there were more detail into her life before she was admitted."
  • Joe Kennedy
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "nice"
  • Arthur Parker
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Attractive image for the product"
  • Roy Rios
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I just couldn't get into this. I've heard so many good things about this book so I decided to give it a read and I regret it. I am not a fan of vague vignettes, in fact I down right dislike them and this book is full of them. It became an instant turn off the second I identified them"
  • Michael Griffin
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I read this book Girl, Interrupted during the weekend. I really appreciated the amount of detail that was put into as to borderline personality disorder and how people deal with it."
  • Bryan Medina
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted was not my cup of tea. I found it difficult to follow. The character's descent into madness made it difficult for me to track the plot lines from chapter to chapter. I found myself rereading sections just to make sure I understood what I read. "
  • Rosa Arroyo
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I'm looking for a book with mentally ill characters for my book club group. I had heard of Girl, Interrupted but never seen it and didn't know it was about a mentally ill teen. It looks like it is very good ratings, and an interesting plot. I will definitely put it on a short list of possible choices!"
  • Harry Bell
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted is one of my favorite movies. Easy to relate to."
  • Ajay Jayaraman
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Having seen the movie, it was interesting to read the book. I know that a lot of the movie was for dramatic affect, but the book honed in on a lot of the feelings/emotions/problems that many people in the world today feel. Knowing that had we lived decades earlier, many would have been placed in the same types of facilities makes me glad that I live now and sad that people had to endure such travesties"
  • Gary Delgado
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I felt this book shined a light on mental health and put it in the spotlight, especially with the movie about it. I thought the writing was good, the characters though flawed, interesting, and was an important book in some ways."
  • Harold Chapman
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted was a great movie but the book is even better. It doesn't try to remove the stigma of mental health but it does show the horrors of it."
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  • Donna Turner
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "In Girl, Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen tells the story of her two-year sojourn in a psychiatric hospital. She tells about her fellow patients and her and their diagnoses and treatment. This all started in 1967, so the changing views of what's appropriate for a young woman further complicates what's expected of Susanna as a psychiatric patient. The book is told in a series of vignettes and has a non-linear structure, so it's rather hard to follow. If you stick with it, it's worth reading. If you require your books to have a well-defined beginning, middle and end, you may want to give this a miss."
  • Song Zhao
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I found Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen to be thought-provoking and fascinating. It really delves into the human mind."
  • Frank Armstrong
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted is the best books with psychological themes it is interesting and enjoyable "
  • Gerald Reid
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book was a really interesting read about different aspects of mental illness. I had a hard time following the story, because events don't take place in chronological order. Overall I felt it provided a completely new perspective on people with psychological disorders."
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