Girl, Interrupted relates the story of Susanna Kaysen, who was sent to the McLean psychiatric hospital for borderline personality disorder in the 1960s. Surrounded by women with varying degrees of mental illnesses, Susanna makes and loses friends while questioning the ideas of therapy, identity, and institutionalization. This true story examines a young woman's struggle to figure out who she is while slowly realizing that she is missing out on life.

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