So, I’ve crossed out the first book on my Reading Bingo list. (I still haven’t decided which box do the books I have previously read in the beginning of the year are in.)
I saw tbe book “Girl, Interrupted” while I was browsing at Hougang Library. I was just looking around and the spine caught my eye. I found out that it was filed under the mental health section in the library.
There is only 168 pages in the book so it’s a really easy read. The writing is light and approachable.
Summary of the book: Susanna Kaysen, 18, is sent to a posh mental hospital in 1967. The book talks about the different people in the hospital.
The book was made into a movie, starring Winona Ryder with a very cute pixie cut and Angelina Jolie with a very bad blond wig (or is that her real hair?). The trailer and the book seem to be two very different things, except that the leading character is Susanna.
I wasn’t interested in reading the book until I saw it mentioned in a book teaching people how to write memoir. The writing guide noted how the author has included documents from the hospital to make it more jarring.
I am mildly fascinated with mental health. I sometimes wonder what the line between sane and insane is. From the book, I could tell that I’m definitely considered sane since I’ve not started scratching myself to relieve anxiety or anything like that.
After reading the book, I wonder if my mild adventures around the world actually deserve being written into a book or if I’m just stubborn.
Check out the Reading Bingo page.