Girl Interrupted

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This is a memoir written by Susanna Kaysen; a woman in the late 1960s who was sent to a mental institution and diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

First of all, let me say that I have never read a memoir as honest, raw, and straight to the point as this one. It started out well. The writing was well written, but even after this book, I have to say that I don’t really know anything about the author at all. She left a lot (too many) stuff out.

The good thing is that it’s an interesting story overall, and the fact that it’s non fiction makes it even better. It was readable and at times, even thought-provoking. The bad thing is, personally, I found it just to be too flat for my taste.

However, I just watched the movie the other day, and loved it! I was never really a huge fan of Angelina Jolie (except in 2008 film Changeling), but this one definitely changed my mind about her. In fact, everybody’s performance in this film was great. This made me laugh, get scared, be bothered, and even cry in one particular scene in the end. Awesome movie, okay book, great story.

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