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It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
It's Kind of a Funny Story
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786851973 (078685197X)
ASIN: 078685197X
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
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ThemBooksThough
ThemBooksThough rated it
5.0 It's Kind of a Funny Story - REVIEW
Words cannot describe how I feel about this book right now! First of all, I watched this movie back when it came out and it's one of my favorite movies! I'll have to watch it again this weekend and then write a comparison piece for you all, but yeah. I had no idea if the book was going to be that go...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
3.0 It's Kind of a Funny Story
Door alle postieve reviews van mijn goodreads vrienden heb ik besloten dit boek te lezen, maar ik was eerlijk gezegd teleurgesteld..De psychiatrische kliniek leek wel een 4 sterren hotel, ik bedoel.. een rookruimte, pokeravonden, en Craig die een flinke make-out sessie had met maar liefst 2 meisjes ...
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4.5 It's Kind of a Funny Story
Synopsis: 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 st...
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5.0 Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Summary: Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating an...
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4.0 It's Kind of a Funny Story
I love how truthful this book is in shedding light on how some people cope with mental illness. It avoids over-dramatizing and glamorizing anxiety and depression, which I’ve noticed many books tend to do. There is a lot of humor, but it still communicates how serious these issues are. Craig's relati...
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