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It's Kind of A Funny Story

Vizzini, Ned, 1981- (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
Authors: Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
Statement of Responsibility: Ned Vizzini
Title: It's kind of a funny story
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 444 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary: A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
Subject Headings: Depression, Mental Fiction Mental illness Fiction Psychiatric hospitals Fiction New York (N.Y.) Fiction Youths' writings
Topical Term: Depression, Mental
Mental illness
Psychiatric hospitals
Youths' writings
Alternate Title: It is kind of a funny story
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Vizzini, Ned, 1981- It's kind of a funny story. 1st ed. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, c2006 (OCoLC)608376223
LCCN: 2005052670
ISBN: 0786851961
9780786851966
Branch Call Number: FIC V
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The book manages to illuminate a real modern issue of the amount of pressure that smart, hardworking teenagers put on themselves in order to feel validated. Rather than shove his message in the reader’s face, he balances it with subtle humor and a realistic teenage character. Craig sometimes fall prey to the weaknesses of being young, but he tries to do the best that he can.

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R.I.P.
Ned Vizzini
April 4, 1981-December 19,2013

So sad to hear the author lost HS battle with depression

Nov 29, 2013
  • FirePit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AWESOME book no doubt about that!!

Sep 01, 2013
  • jlim_lee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was really honest and heartfelt, taking up realistic situations. Despite that it can be somehow tragic and sorrowful, it is also humorous as the characters are so quirky and somehow clever. One of the things I really loved about this book was that Ned Vizzini didn't just take stereotypes of people who may be depressed but made something unique and special from real kids these days. Inspiring.

Aug 20, 2013
  • mvd22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Its such a great book! i loved it! I would recommend this to anyone. (:

Aug 02, 2013
  • JINGNA_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In my own opinion, i don't think it is funny....

Jun 09, 2013
  • Blue_Frog_43 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book made me laugh, cry, reconsider my views on people with mental illness and I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of books by John Green and Sara Zarr as well as Perks of Being a Wallflower. The book is very different from the movie and while I enjoyed both I much perfer the book

Feb 26, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good book. It shows that to get to the top, sometimes you have to get to the bottom first. I think it is great for teens and adults, but it isn't my favourite book.

Feb 13, 2013
  • Mary_Poppins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read!

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Nov 29, 2013
  • FirePit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

FirePit thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

May 02, 2013
  • Sounddrive rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sounddrive thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Feb 26, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bookgeek101 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Feb 26, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sexual refernces, but they aren't thouroughly explained. Some sexual situations, but they are very minor.

Feb 26, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Swearing throughout.

Feb 26, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The whole book can be kind of depressing. In the institute, soem people tried to commite suicide, and that is why they are in the hospital.

Feb 26, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: In the hospital, some people will fight with others.

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May 02, 2013
  • Sounddrive rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It'll come to ya!"

Jun 13, 2012
  • Ambiii rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'Do you like music?' 'Do you like breating?'

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