I saw the movie. Quite good. Didn't realize there was a book for it.
Like the other posters, I had no idea that it was a book first. I loved girl interrupted, thought that it was a really good movie. How different is the book vs. the movie? Should I invest the time in reading the book?
Also, are there any other books by the same author or maybe a related series? Girl, Interrupted spoke to me so much because I see a lot of similarities between myself and the characters.
What drew you to the book?
I don't really like it...
I've also seen and very much enjoyed "girl, interrupted" as a movie (have not read the book).
If you enjoyed the book, you might want to pick up a copy of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" by Joanne Greenberg. Very similar theme, beautifully written as I recall. Left quite an impression on me, although it's been many years since I've read it.
Another great and beautifully told story of the descent into schizophrenia and out again is "The Eden Express" by Kurt Vonnegut's son, Mark Vonnegut. A little bit hard to find, but well worth it.
WOW! I just looked this up, and I Never Promised You A Rose Garden was first published in hard cover in 1964!
Why don't you find yourself a copy in a used book store or library, and let us know if it stands the test of time! I think I read it as a teenager -- NOT in 1964 -- but, well, at least 15 years ago if not longer!