Book Review: Girl, Interrupted
Have you ever had a book that you cannot put down? I began to read Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen on Friday and I finished it in two days.
Kaysen's memoir was written in 1993 and was a candid tale of two years of her life in a psychiatric hospital in the late 1960s.
She is unusually frank about her own struggles, as well as the ineffectiveness of the system in which she was dumped at the age of 18. There were times when I did not know whether I should laugh, cry, gasp, or become enraged.
As I read about her journey into what others might deem "insanity," I could not help but wonder where the line was between it and sanity. Any one of us, in the right (or wrong) situation, could end up being diagnosed (labeled) with a mental illness. Perhaps, we are all just a little bit crazy.
Girl, Interrupted certainly has the capacity to make a compelling case.
© Coral Levang, 2015
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