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    Girl, interrupted / Susanna Kaysen.
    by Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
    New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993.
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  • ISBN: 
    0679423664 :
    9780679746041
    0679746048
    Bib #: 
    165324
    Description: 
    168 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st ed.
    Summary: 
    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 its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.
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    760 Lexile.
    Lexile Measure: 
    760
    Accelerated Reader Level: 
    5.4
    AR Interest Level: 
    UG: Upper Grades (9-12)
    Reading Counts Level: 
    8.9
    RC Interest Level: 
    High School
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