The questions that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading of Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted. We hope they will provide you with new ways of looking at--and talking about--a book whose style and subject matter are equally provocative.
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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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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