It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

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 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, 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.

Title:It's Kind of a Funny Story
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780786851973
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  • Richard Derus

    In respectful acknowledgment of Vizzini's suicide on 19 December 2013, I have cleared my rating of his book and removed my review.There is no more tragic occurrence in a family's life than the suicide...

  • Megs ?

    I came across this movie the other day on TV and watched it. I didn't think the movie was great or anything, but I thought the idea of the story was interesting. So I decided to give the book a try. I...

  • Emma Giordano

    I'm so happy I finally read this book! It's been recommend to me for YEARS and I have no idea why I've been putting it off for so long. I loved the way this book captured depression and suicidal ideal...

  • jessica

    my immediate reaction after reading this: its kind of a funny boring story. oh boy. i cant help but feel a bit let down by this. throw in some guilt to the emotional mix and you have me not wanting to...

  • Kaitlyn

    I refuse to believe that writing a book from the perspective of a fifteen year old boy is any excuse for the level of transphobia, sexism, homophobia, and classism that defines this book. I kept tryin...

  • Kim

    Young Adult books seem to have a few formulas: divorce, unrequited love, death of a parent, self-transformation, and as of late... vampires. Oh... and angst. Usually always angst. Sometimes these can ...

  • NReads

    It took me a while to finish, but I liked it.Full review to come!...

  • Lain

    Take a good helping of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," add a heaping spoonful of "Girl, Interrupted," and stir in a dollop or two of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," and you'll have a good id...

  • Candace

    Craig Gilner is an ambitious teen wanting to get into the best school, go to the best college, and get the best job. When he gets accepted into the Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, ...

  • Lotte

    I read this in less than 24 hours. All I can say is, that it's still such an important read and one of all-time favorite books. I recommend it to everyone....