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It's Kind of a Funny Story
It's Kind of a Funny Story | Ned Vizzini
Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.
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Christopher_Tallon
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One of my favorite books. A beautifully told story about a young man battling with depression. It's at times funny and awkward, other times sad and scary, but always very true and incredibly emotional.

On a personal note, Ned Vizzini helped me start my first writing workshop for students. He was a great guy, and even though his struggles ended tragically, his book lives on and continues to help a lot of people.

An important book for all ages .

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sonyasbooks

When I first read this book, I was too young to understand it in its full complexity. Yesterday I was out of books to read. That's when I rediscovered "It's Kind Of A Funny Story" and decided to read it again with a more mature perspective on life. I'm eighty pages in. It's a very complex and poignant story.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 1mo
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AmyTheBookdragon

"I want to be an octopus"
#Same #introvert #MentalHealth

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AmyTheBookdragon
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Books with meaning are some of my favourites, this was so inspirational, funny, and sad at the same time. After reading this book I watched the movie, not going in with high expectations, but I wasn't disappointed at all!
Totally reccomend especially if you feel like you need a down to earth book.
#itsKindOfAFunnyStory #Maps #Meaningful #ICriedAndLaughed

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BuriedNbooks
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2mo
BuriedNbooks @Nute Thanks! Same here. 🤗 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 2mo
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Sydneyeverafter1234
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This book is so good I could hardly put it down I‘m almost done with it and I don‘t want it to end you can totally relate to all the characters if you have ever or are depressed it‘s just fantastic I tottaly recommend to anyone with depression

Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️📚😊 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
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KathrynElise
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🖤 These lyrics.

#AnglophileApril #Paranoid

Cinfhen Those are pretty awesome 🙌🏻 7mo
Reviewsbylola 🖤🖤🖤 7mo
Mdargusch Yes! 👍🏼 7mo
emilyhaldi 👁 7mo
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virtualcult
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made me feel a lot of things, and realize things about myself that i needed to know. really helped me a lot. wish ned was still around, and that‘s part of what makes this book so bittersweet.

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LokiDokey
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved the peek inside a depressed mind and was surprised to find it was based on the author's experience.
Book 9 for 2019
#ilikebigbooksandicannotlie

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LokiDokey
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1. It's kind of a funny story and It.
2. Dirty chai with almond milk
3. Death by Chocolate coffee with almond creamer
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Yesss chai is my favorite 😍 Thanks for joining in! 10mo
LokiDokey @rachelsbrittain 👍 of course. It was fun. 10mo
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TaliaDownTheRabbitHole
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“Some of the mot profound truths about us, are the things that we stop saying in the middle.”

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TaliaDownTheRabbitHole
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“I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because i'm afraid i'll stutter.”
#YA #PsychologicalFiction #TheQuietOnes

TaliaDownTheRabbitHole @BridgetteM Thanks for the warm welcome! ❤ 10mo
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LokiDokey
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Library haul. I have a thing for YA books. #libraryhaul

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Newfoundlilac
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When the birthday rolls around they know exactly what I want XD

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candority
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Day 19 of #adventrecommends

It‘s Kind of a Funny Story is a semi-autobiographical YA novel about a teenager in a psychiatric hospital. This book and the movie adaptation have shown people that there is help for their depression and anxiety. It‘s been 5 years since the author, Ned Vizzini, took his own life, and I wish something was able to help him the way his words helped others.

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BooksAndTea97
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Continuing with my #adventrecommends.
⛄Day 2
This book is everything.
It follows a boy named Craig who is dealing with depression and anxiety and his road to recovery/happiness.
It is a really fun book that deals with such a serious theme as mental illness.
It is written for younger audience (teens), but I think adults could enjoy it as well. Everyone should read it!
#favourites #mentalhealth

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dxmy
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Day 16: a book you've read more than once #30daybookchallenge

This book saved and changed me. When I first read this in high school, I finally realized that I was not alone. I've suffered from depression for about 5 years now, but always had mood issues because of things from my childhood. This book makes me feel understood and I am so grateful for it!

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Carolhreads
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5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘s Such a good book a real raw looking at dealing with depression and anxiety about now we put too much pressure on ourselves to succeed and please others and forget to just live for the moment.

Branwen Wow! This looks amazing! 12mo
Carolhreads @Branwen it was really good :) 12mo
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Avis
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So-so and a pick. Characters are interesting and engaging, and they go through great changes throughout the story. A bit slow again, and the plot seemed to just “fix itself”, but maybe that‘s the point.

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Carolhreads
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Starting

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Lara.Tomme
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It was kind of a good book. I enjoyed reading it. It is a good story, with difficult parts in it. But great book!

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MirrorMask
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Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once he gets in, 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. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

#MisterAsylum @Robothugs @Cinfhen #OctoberXFiles

Robothugs A good choice. The author‘s story 💔 13mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is really painful 😢😢 13mo
Phantasma.Maddie I loved this one!!! 13mo
ravenlee His memoir story collection is pretty good, too, and knowing his struggles with mental health later you can see some of the tendencies developing in his high school self. 13mo
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CaliforniaCay
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A few of my favorite #sillytitles that I own 🤗😅
#SisforSeptember

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Blooferlady
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So now live for real, Craig. Live. Live. Live. Live.
Live.

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Blooferlady

If there wasn‘t coffee on this earth, I‘d be dead.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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7-28-18: 31st finished book of 2018! 👍🏼📖#️⃣3️⃣1️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
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😻7-27-18📖

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
CaliforniaCay One of my fave books! 1y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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From 7-22-18: Cool display for The Great American Read in Jacksonville! 📚📖📚

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GidgetsTreasures75
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7-18-17: New library books have arrived!
1. It‘s Kind of a Funny Story
2. The Drawing of the Three (Book 2 in The Dark Tower series)
3. The Paper Magician
4. Life, The Universe and Everything (Book 3 in The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy series)
5. The Outsider

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TheBookLord
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I related to Craig way more than I expected before I started reading. The first half of the book was confusing to me because it felt great to relate but also it just brought me down. I loved it tho. The ending filled me with so many emotions. Reading about a teenage boy who, of course, goes through his first love and sexual attractions was a little frustrating. It got me facepalming while reading but at least it was authentic. Recommend!

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Smichele
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So now live for real, Craig. Live. Live. Live. Live. Live.

LoverofLit I loved this book! Are you new to Litsy? If so, welcome! 1y
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kiraangrewal
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This book is funny & sad at the same time. Ned uses his humour to deliver an amazing book about the challenges some teenagers face. If you see this book, pick it up & read it! You wont be sorry!

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Elle_Skeldon
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So I did this at work today. 😆😆😆

#librarylife
#litsyloveslibraries
#damnimpunny

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That-Bookish-Hiker 😆 love it. 1y
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JoScho This is awesome! 1y
TheLibrarian Amazing!! 1y
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CaitIsExtra
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My favorite book ever. Explore a quirky view of feeling over the edge and the ever evolving way we view mental health. It's definitely relatable! In a dark way, it's kind of a funny story!

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LoverofLit
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This was a really insightful look into the world of mental illnesses and the stigma that can be associated with it. At over 400 pages, I expected this to take me longer to read but it read so easily and well that I tore through it in less than 3 days. I was saddened to read the author, Ned Vizzini lost his battle with depression and committed suicide himself a few years back. This is an important read. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 and a half out of 5 stars!

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Bookaholicforlife
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This quote has octopus‘ garden by the Beatles stuck in my head

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Bookaholicforlife
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Decided to read this book next. I can‘t wait!

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LoverofLit
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Well that about sums it up...

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LoverofLit
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Starting this gem with my coffee and breakfast cookie this morning.

Traci1 Love the mug. 2y
LoverofLit @Traci1 Thanks! I have a thing for collecting mugs, espcially nerdy ones. Love your profile picture, by the way! 💙💙 2y
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LoverofLit
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Book haul from me and the bestie's brunch and books! 🥞📚
@sammisho

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LadyGothic
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I loved how he made me feel like he understood me

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LadyGothic
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I just started reading this book. And I find that I can relate to the character right now

Stephaniereads1 I have this in my pile. Let me know how it is! 2y
LadyGothic I actually love this book. It made feel like the author was talking to me and knowing what I go through with my depression 2y
Stephaniereads1 That sounds good. I will move it up in my tbr pile. 2y
MissaBee I'll have to put that in my pile. 2y
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LittyNerdfighter
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THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT BOOK. READ IT. UNDERSTAND IT. LOVE IT. I‘m so sorry that Ned Vizzini passed away after so many years fighting his own depression. What a beautiful soul.

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Cityofamber
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This was picked for my library‘s book club and the theme was “funny.” I enjoyed the book. But I had to get in the right mindset first, because this isn‘t what I would think of as “funny”. But I still really liked it.

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KirstieE
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As someone who struggles with my mental health, I found this book spot on. It's incredibly relatable but also eye opening to others who don't suffer from the illness. This is such an important book that I think everyone should at least try and read ❤️️

4.5 ⭐️ #mentalhealth

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Ash.on.the.line
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Maybe a stretch here for #MisterAsylum but Craig checks himself into the mental hospital and it probably feels a bit like an asylum at first with all the odd characters he meets!

#Tuneintonovember

Cinfhen It's a great fit!!! Well played👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Caterina
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On Tuesdays, I have a long bus ride to work in the bishop's office in Jerusalem (can take over 1 hour, depending on how long the checkpoint takes, whether we hit any flying checkpoints, etc.). It's great audiobook time! This book captures depression really well and has already made me cry a few times because it's hitting close to home. My brother/favorite human was hospitalized this summer for a week for his clinical depression. He's so strong. ❤️

Bklover Hope your brother is feeling better!💙 2y
Caterina @Bklover Thank you!! He's back at college and managing his health well. 😊 2y
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Caterina
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"Wow, Here Comes the Sun was one of the most depressing books I've ever read," thinks I. "I should read something less depressing next," thinks I. Cue next #hoopla audiobook: a book about depression, written by an author who killed himself. #audiostitching

2BR02B Oooh. What's it going to be? 2y
Caterina @2BR02B It's part of a series of five feathers! :) I finished the first one recently (see my previous post), so it's on to the second! 2y
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