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Books Interrupted. New Rochelle School Damages Books To Protect Students

by | 8th, December 2008

IN America, the Land of the Free, pages from Girl Interrupted, the book of the film, have been ripped out. It’s to keep minds pure.  

Students at New Rochelle School High School are going to find it difficult to complete their next assignment: comparing the film adaptation of “Girl, Interrupted” to the best-selling book. In the book, Kaysen recounts her confinement at a Massachussets mental hospital in the 1960’s.

Pages from the middle of the book have been torn out by the school district after having been deemed “inappropriate” by school officials due to sexual content and strong language. Removed is a scene where the rebellious Lisa (played by Angela Jolie in the movie) encourages Susanna (played by Winona Ryder) to circumvent hospital rules against sexual intercourse by engaging in oral sex instead.

We’d draw a cartoon, but

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