Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day! ❤
Today I’m here with a review for the widely acclaimed YA novel, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, which I really, really liked.
I hope you enjoy! 😉
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.
Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR?
What are your favourite YA books that deal with mental illness?
I’d love to know in the comments down below!
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