It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Book Review

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Teenagers and young adults in high school can suffer from depression. Dealing with it becomes a hassle because of all the school work, social life, work, friends, and sports. Some students experience depression and just brush it off or do not deal with it. Ned Vizzini had depression as a young adult and through high school and wrote about it in his novel, It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

Ned writes a story about a young boy named Craig. He suffers from depression and is a young adult in high school. He tells the story as if it is Ned in Craig’s body. It shows a realistic representation of what it is like to live with depression. Ned wrote the story with humor, passion, sadness, and all the emotion you can feel. Craig, the boy in the story, wants to succeed the best he can through school, his career and his life. He gets accepted into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School. The pressure becomes too much and Craig stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.

I recommend reading this book if you want a realistic view of a young person’s struggles with depression.

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