It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Lots of teens get stressed out by school, but it’s not exactly common to think about jumping off a bridge to escape that stress.  Although inspired by the author’s own hospitalization for depression, this book manages to keep a light/humorous tone while exploring the implications of mental illness and life in a psychiatric hospital.  I especially appreciate the fact that the book presents a lot of information about the help that is available to people who suffer from depression [and other mental health issues].  Even though this book is already 5 years old, I think the recent DVD release of the movie will probably attract a new generation of teens to Vizzini’s work.

Happy Reading!

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2 responses to “It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

  1. A great book and a terrific movie!

  2. Pingback: House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini | Librarina

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