It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story Author Ned Vizzini
ISBN-10 078685197X
ISBN-13 9780786851973
Year 2007-04-03
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Disney-Hyperion
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Like many ambitious New York City teenagers Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattans Executive Pre Professional High School as the ticket to his future Determined to succeed at lifewhich means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right jobCraig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam and does Thats when things start to get crazy At his new school Craig realizes that he isn t brilliant compared to the other kids hes 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 sleepinguntil one night he nearly kills himself Craigs 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 its definitely a funny story

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