GIRL, INTERRUPTED Is, Um, Interrupted
Suzanna Kaysen's memoir, Girl, Interrupted, has been pulled from a freshman English classroom in Maine, and is being "reviewed":
The chairman of the Orono school board said the review committee does not simply look at specific excerpts from the reading, but must consider the book and subject matter as a whole.As someone who knows something about these things, expect interest in this book to go way, way up among freshman English students. Methinks this just might be a way to get these "children" (who are 14 and 15 years old!) to actually read the book!
"(The review committee) wants to look at the structure of the book, the reasons it's used in the classroom, (and) the materials behind it," he said.
Clenchy said the decision to temporarily pull the book pending the review is an issue of resources and protocol."
To leave (the book) in the classroom without fully understanding why it was there wasn't doing justice, I don't think, to the children that we serve," he said.