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GIRL, INTERRUPTED

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

When Kaysen was 18, in 1967, she was admitted to McLean Psychiatric Hospital outside Boston, where she would spend the next 18 months. Now, 25 years and two novels (Far Afield, 1990; Asa, As I Knew Him, 1987) later, she has come to terms with the experience- -as detailed in this searing account. First there was the suicide attempt, a halfhearted one because Kaysen made a phone call before popping ... Read full review

Review: Girl, Interrupted

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteenyearold Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clienteleSylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charlesas for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford ... Read full review

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Review: Girl, Interrupted

User Review  - Misssassykassie - Goodreads

this book is weird and not chronological, not always cohesive, and not necessarily coherent but I absolutely loved every word of it for that reason. There are some amazing quotes in here, most of which are rather dark and about dark topics. This is definitely not a happy ending story. Read full review

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User Review  - Antonia - Goodreads

This was short and easy to read, so I got through it fairly quickly. It wasn't what i was expecting, which was like the movie, but it still was a very good perspective on psychiatric wards Read full review

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User Review  - Jill Brown - Goodreads

A quick yet deep and emotional read. Vastly different from the film. I enjoyed Kaysen's writing style. Read full review

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User Review  - Stacy Mar - Goodreads

the book was an instantly compelling read. having already watched the movie (one of my favorite films), I knew I would love the book. it's an insightful, first-hand account of being admitted to a mental hospital in the late 60's. i read this book in one sitting. Read full review

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User Review  - Sophie McNaughton - Goodreads

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for women! I saw the film adaptation of this book before I had a chance to read it and as much as I enjoyed the film, the book is much better. The format is really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sher - Goodreads

Interesting perspective from the inside. Read full review

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User Review  - Lizzy Quill - Goodreads

I did not enjoy "Girl, Interrupted" as much as I thought I would. Usually I am intrigued with the topic of mental disorders and mental institutions, but I found this book boring and it lacked a climax ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liseth Gradilla - Goodreads

this book was very astonishing i sadly watched the film a couple of times(one of my favorite films) before reading the book so i kind of felt alert to what was going to happen next but the characters ... Read full review

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