It's Kind of a Funny Story
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About It's Kind of a Funny Story
How long does it take to read It's Kind of a Funny Story?
It takes about 5 Hours and 19 minutes on average for a reader to read It's Kind of a Funny Story. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
What is the reading level for It's Kind of a Funny Story?
The recommended reading level for It's Kind of a Funny Story is 7th Grade through 12th Grade .
How long is It's Kind of a Funny Story?
It's Kind of a Funny Story is 464 pages long.
- Who wrote It's Kind of a Funny Story?
Books like It's Kind of a Funny Story
What should you read after It's Kind of a Funny Story Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved It's Kind of a Funny Story
Other depression & mental illness books you might enjoy
Book Reviews (0)
No customer reviews for the moment.