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It's Kind of a Funny Story

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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
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A powerful novel about teenage struggles with depression, but a very sad foreshadowing. Recommended for those who seek to understand more about depression and how it affects the lives of young people.

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Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping-until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety. Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. For a novel about depression, it's definitely a funny story.

Author Biography

Ned Vizzini began writing for "The" "New York Press" at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he had his first book published, "Teen Angst? Naaah" . Ned is also the author of "Be More Chill," the first young adult novel ever chosen as a Today Show Book Club pick, as well as one of "Entertainment Weekly's" Top Ten Books for 2004. Ned lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2007
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448
Country of Publication
United States
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Disney Editions
Dimensions
144x207x24
ISBN-13
9780786851973
Product ID
6400525

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