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Top Ten Tuesday: Difficult Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read (because difficult of book, subject matter, because it was cringeworthy– however you want to interpret)

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Book Reviews

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) - Josh

Craig Gilmer, age 16, is going through depression and begins having suicidal thoughts. Worried he might hurt someone or himself, he admits himself into a hospital for psychiatric care. 381 more words

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Depression and Young Adult Literature (Sarah McDonald)

Depression in young adults is nothing new (even if psychologists have thought differently) and it has been a common theme since the beginning of young adult literature. 1,117 more words

My Kyrosmagica Review of It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

 

Goodreads Synopsis:

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. 713 more words

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SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH: Books that (Almost) Accurately Depict Depression and Suicide

If someone would give me an entire day to read, I would definitely take that in a heartbeat. Reading is my form of escape from life, and nothing can make me happier than a good book, a cup of coffee, and a stormy day. 1,029 more words

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It's Kind of a Funny Story -- Book Review

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Author: Ned Vizzini
Publisher: Hyperion
Published: 2007
Type: Paperback
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780786851973

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 college to get the right job.

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Living A Lie.

I’m laughing and smiling so much that I’m starting to believe that this is all true and I’m not lying behind a mask of sadness. You might say it’s a good thing, yeah it probably might be, but in actual fact, I’m just lying to myself. 351 more words