Friday, July 4, 2014

Molly Reviews: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Title: It's Kind of a Funny Story
Author: Ned Vizzini
Pages: 444
Publishing Company: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: April 1, 2006
ISBN: 078685197X
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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 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.

Review: This book was really funny. I'm sure that when you read the synopsis, you wouldn't find it that amusing but Ned Vizzini was a pretty comical guy.
The book is written in several parts. The different parts organize how Craig is feeling, how he became depressed, and his stay in the hospital. As you read the book you learn everything you need to know right off the bat and it was certainly refreshing. I don't have too much to say about this book except that it was a quick read and it was highly entertaining. If you're looking for something quick and funny to read I highly suggest this book.

Sorry, for the crappy review. I just don't have much to say about this one.
Talk to y'all soon.
Molly

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