Throwback Thursday: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Hello, everybody! It’s time for another Throwback Thursday post 🙂

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago.  This is a great way to bring some of your old favorites back to life.
If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her@It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it!

For this week, I picked up It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (First Published in 2006).

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. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.

Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.

I remember reading this book a few years back and gave 3 out of 5 stars.
In regard to the rating, you’d think this is not my favorite. But for some reason, this book, this story still sticks with me and I sometimes feel like I really want to read it.

This book, as you can see in the synopsis, deals with some serious issues such as suicidal thoughts, depression and mental disorder. The main characters are all flawed and dysfunctional in their own way.
Bleak as the story might sound, but I vaguely remember there’s somewhat witty, humorous undertone to it. It’s been a while since I last read this book so I could be completely wrong, but I’m now inclined to read this book once again and see how I feel about this 😉📚

 

If you have read this book, let me know your thoughts in the comment.
I’d love to hear what you think of this book 🙂

Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post 😀

 

Noriko

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