It’s Kind Of A Story
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 college to get the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional Highschool, 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 scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.
The book’s synopsis somehow spoils the book itself to be honest. Haha. It gives you the presumption that it ends with a good ending which I think it will since I’m nearly finished with the book.
I’m currently at page 400/444.
I started reading this book yesterday, and I’m sure I’ll finish this book tonight because I’m really hooked on this amazing book.
I’m currently downloading the film adaptation which hopefully wouldn’t disappoint me. I think it won’t because the foreword praised the film adaptation.
Surprisingly, this book is much cheaper than Silver Linings Playbook. It cost me $10 compared to Silver Linings Playbook which is $15.
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story for me is high in rereadability (even though I’m not yet finished reading the whole novel), if that’s even a real word.
And the author killed himself 2 years ago which was something I expected when I read the synopsis for the first time. Is that weird? I googled Ned Vizzini’s name only to see if he died by committing suicide (Which the character in the book was supposed to) like the other mental health authors do. Is that also weird? I think it is, in a good way. Hehehe.
As a clinically depressed person, I can really connect with this book on a much deeper level than the other mental health books I’ve read in the past 🙂