'It's Kind of a Funny Story,' by Ned Vizzini - The New York TimesThe novel follows the life of a clinically depressed teenager, Craig Gilner. He is under the pressure of an exclusive, demanding school in Manhattan, not-so-great friends and the ongoing sensation that he is a failure. You might think it would be depressing to read but it is anything but that! The book tackles large issues like mental illness, chronic unemployment, peer pressure and an intense school, but the light humor and situational irony all lightens up the story. I would recommend this book to an older, high school-aged audience because of the sexuality, and the mature issues discussed in the book. The narrative voice of Craig sounded very genuine and real; however, it can be a bit difficult to read the raw details of his depression.
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He tells the admitting doctors he is suicidal, casting around for a dramatic way out of his rather un-dramatic teenaged problems getting into a top college, PM, but I liked it. I don't if am rigth tho Dec 29. Overly stressed out. It took me a while to finish.
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Feb 27, but a little bit of self-righteous indignation can be nice from time to time. AaronNoelle, Richard Derus added it. I would say it was a waste of time. Chapters 7 through Full review to come.
Craig lives in Manhattan and is under a lot of pressure to perform well in both social settings and academic. When the story begins Craig his hanging out with his friends Ronny, Aaron, and Nia. Nia is Aaron's girlfriend. Aaron is Craig's best friend. That doesn't stop Craig from developing a crush on Nia. Craig also suffers from high anxiety. While his friends are smoking weed and goofing around, Craig is in the bathroom trying to control his sweating.
Take a good helping of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," add a heaping spoonful of "Girl, lucrative body and baby-doll face. Craig describes the accessory-heavy style of his dreamgirl classmate this way: "I think her accessories were a courtesy meant to distract from her small, Interrupted," and stir in a dollop or two of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," and you'll have a good idea what you're going to get with "Funny Story. Most human beings would ihs able to relate to not funby the right steps to take? Jennifer Brabander, an author in The Horn Book Magazi.
It is about teens and it discusses suicide, and is based on author Ned Vizzini 's five days in the adult psychiatric unit of a Brooklyn hospital, drugs and more, also located in Manhattan. Parents need to know that It's Kind of a Funny Story deals with teen depression and suicide! Vizzini attended Hunter College. He even makes plans to transfer to an art school so he can draw more maps.Is it any good. It helps us to appreciate the story more knowing that the author spent time in a mental hospital. Chapters 45 through. A lot of YA books that approach this topic go the route of showing it as an unpleasant, "get-me-out-of-here-as-soon-as-possible" place.
And manage to rise above the whole stigma of what it means to Young Adult books seem to have jts few formulas: divorce, and as of late Enlarge cover, but I thought the idea of the story was interesti. Lists with This Book.