At the Guardian he tagged his top ten controversial teen books, including:
Girl Interrupted by Susanna KaysenRead about the other books on the list.
This memoir relates to Kaysen’s experience as a teenager’s reluctant route into womanhood. The book is set in a psychiatric hospital after she was diagnosed with a personality disorder. Kaysen provides personal stories, a series of reflections and anecdotal descriptions of events whilst as a patient. Obviously Girl, Interrupted’s leans towards suicide, mental illness, incarceration and drug use, however it is an honest, poignant and at times fiercely funny book.