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Girl, Interrupted

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ISBN13: 9780679746041
ISBN10: 0679746048
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"Wolitzer has imagined a world for young readers that celebrates the sacred, transcendent power of reading and writing." —The New York Times Book Review

A PW Best Book of 2014

Theres a place where the lost go to be found.

 

If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. Shed be watching old comedy sketches with him. Shed be kissing him in the library stacks.

She certainly wouldnt be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, signed up for an exclusive, supposedly life-changing class called Special Topics in English that focuses—only and entirely—on the works of Sylvia Plath.

But life isnt fair. Reeve has been gone for almost a year and Jam is still mourning.

When a journal-writing assignment leads Jam into a mysterious other world she and her classmates call Belzhar, she discovers a realm where the untainted past is restored, and she can feel Reeves arms around her once again. But, as the pages of her journal begin to fill up, Jam must to confront hidden truths and ultimately decide what shes willing to sacrifice to reclaim her loss.

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.

About the Author

Susanna Kaysen is also the author of the novels Asa, As I Knew Him and Far Afield. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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anitaballerina, May 26, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
This was an amazing book, I enjoyed every page of it. It is filled with very short chapters that read more like short memories. It didn't seem to be very organized, but I think that added to it in an odd way.
The book takes s through the authors memories while she was in a mental hospital. We get a rare inside look at how it was back then in the hospitals.
It is a truly beautiful and moving book. I wish it was longer that is really my only complaint about the book.
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cbrech, July 22, 2009 (view all comments by cbrech)
Hey, you should read this article about Amy Malloy, it is SO funny.

http://tinyurl.com/l92cqj
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leelerbaby, February 23, 2008 (view all comments by leelerbaby)
Straight forward account of a girl's stay in a mental institution. She places no blame or passes any judgements, just recalls the experience as she remembers it . In the end your left wondering whether she needed or even benefited from being placed there or if it was all the result of a doctor overreacting to symptoms that most teenagers at that time were going through.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679746041
Author:
Kaysen, Susanna
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Wolitzer, Meg
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Mental Disorders
Subject:
Mentally ill children
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients
Subject:
Commitment of mentally ill.
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Kaysen, Susanna - Mental health
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients - Massachusetts
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
memoir;mental illness;psychology;non-fiction;autobiography;fiction;depression;mental health;biography;suicide;women;movie;psychiatry;borderline personality disorder;1960s;american;psychiatric hospital;mental hospital;made into movie;coming of age;insanity
Subject:
memoir;mental illness;psychology;non-fiction;autobiography;fiction;depression;mental health;biography;suicide;women;movie;psychiatry;borderline personality disorder;1960s;american;psychiatric hospital;coming of age;mental hospital;made into movie;insanity
Subject:
memoir;mental illness;psychology;non-fiction;autobiography;fiction;depression;mental health;biography;suicide;women;movie;psychiatry;borderline personality disorder;1960s;american;psychiatric hospital;coming of age;mental hospital;made into movie;insanity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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