Girl Interrupted

Good Books for Teenage Girls: Girl Interrupted

Girl Interrupted (Mature Teen)
By Susanna Kaysen

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen year-old 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 it's famous clientele - Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles - as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.


Memoir, Psychological Drama, Societal-Philisophical Issues

Why this is a Good Book For Teenage Girls

Meet Susana, a young girl whose life is interrupted when she’s sent to a mental hospital for what was supposed to just be a rest, but turned into a long, life changing, confinement.
The variety of characters she meets are relatable to the different types of people you meet through life, but this book gives more of a raw peak into their mind than what you might see on the surface in everyday life. The turmoil of emotions which Susana feels throughout her stay will not fail to keep your attention and make you feel as though you’re right there with her, kept awake by five minutes checks or trapped in the isolation room trying to sort through your own issues.  Girl Interrupted is a pure look into the minds of those we may meet every day. I would recommend it to any teenage girl looking for a thought provoking and turbulent read.

About the Author

Susana Kaysen lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.