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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

It's Kind of a Funny Story (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Ned Vizzini (Author)

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A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
Title:It's Kind of a Funny Story
Authors:Ned Vizzini (Author)
Info:Disney-Hyperion (2007), 464 pages
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For a story about teenage depression and suicide this novel is quite like the title says; it's kind of a funny story. The protagonis is brutally honest in telling his own story, which gives the whole narrative a believable tone. Not all cases on teenagers who want to kill themselves are wrapped up quite this easily, but it seems to be aimed at giving hope to those who suffer from mental illness through the carefully hidden "steps" to recovery/management. What the novel assumes though - in a rather unrealistic way - is that people who suffer from depression would be able to initiate the recovery process. Not being able to reach out (even through removed mediums such as the internet or phone) is a dominant theme in depression from what I understand, so it would have been slightly more realistic to have built this theme in as well. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Rating: 94% (4.7 stars) ( )
  melonah | Jan 9, 2021 |
Such a good book about mental health issues and a great read for an independent study in a classroom library ( )
  NJecmenek | Nov 12, 2020 |
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"Insightful and utterly authentic...this is an important book."
added by Awesomeness1 | editThe New York Times Book Review
"A book about depression that's not the least bit depressing."
added by Awesomeness1 | editTeen Vogue
"Funny...[Vizzini] supplies personal insights and a clever, self-deprecating tone that make the book and entertaining read."
added by Awesomeness1 | editThe Washingston Post
"The wise, witty narrator and sensitive handling of a hot topic should win over older teens- and their parents"
added by Awesomeness1 | editPeople Magazine
"It's terrific: funny, incisive, disarming."
added by Awesomeness1 | editNew York Magazine
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To my mom. You knew you'd get one sooner or later, and seeing as they're so hard to do, I figured we'd better make it sooner. I love you.
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It's so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself.
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