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Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen

Suggestions for Further Reading


How to Cite This SparkNote

Beam, Alex. Gracefully Insane: The Rise and Fall of America’s Premier Mental Hospital. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.

Cheever, Susan. “A Designated Crazy.” Review of Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen. New York Times Book Review, June 20, 1993.

Greenberg, Joanne. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.

Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. New York: Viking Press, 1962.

Nasar, Sylvia. A Beautiful Mind. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar. New York: Faber & Faber, 1966.

Wurtzel, Elizabeth. Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

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The answer to question 17 is incorrect

by texasfocus, April 19, 2014

17. Whom do the girls visit on the maximum-security ward?

SparkNotes says the correct answer is Lisa Cody, when it was actually Alice Calais (vivid because of the feces all over her and the room).


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Number 5 is incorrect

by danakimberley, July 25, 2015

5. What does Jim Watson offer to do for Kaysen?
Sparknotes says the correct answer is
(C) Help her escape to New York
but the real correct answer is
(A) Take her to England.
In the chapter The Secret of Life, page 27, Jim Watson offers to take Susanna to England and she refuses.

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