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Ned Vizzini, It's Kind Of A Funny Story

Craig Gilner is a clinically depressed 15 year old who’s struggling at his acclaimed private school, Executive Pre-Professional High School. He starts to feel like he isn’t worth anything and not smart enough when he keeps getting 93’s on tests and when his best friend, Aaron gets Craig’s crush, Nina, to go out with him. 236 more words


"It's so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself."

From Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
This story follows young Craig as he battles the pressure of perfection, expectations, and desire in the crazed world that is modern New York City. 557 more words

Mini Book Review

It's Kind of a Funny Story

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story, written by Ned Vizzini and published by Hyperion in 2006, features the loveable and relatable teen, Craig.  411 more words

YA Book Reivew


A generally lovely “summer read.”  As the review on the back of the book says (and I am paraphrasing, for I don’t have the book with me at the time of writing this): A book about depression that is anything but depressing. 245 more words


3 Modern fiction books you should read this summer

These are written in no particular order or ranking, just some novels that I thoroughly enjoyed this year and wanted to share. They’re all special in their own way so I couldn’t choose a winner. 379 more words


It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (2006)

L: 7/10
M: 7.5/10

Analysis from a bored, failed vegetarian:

A light read that hits heavy when it feels like it. Youthful dialog sometimes takes you out of the moment but a quick pace keeps your attention. 277 more words

Aspirant Lecteur [SIC]

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

“I don’t know how I can be so ambitious and so lazy at the same time.”

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini is a book that illustrates the 5-day journey of 15 year-old Craig Gilner’s stay in a mental hospital.

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It's Kind Of A Funny Story