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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: Book Review

Book title/ Author: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Publisher/ Year: April 3rd 2007 Disney Hyperion   Genre: YA Contemporary   Series: No   Pages: 444   Rating: 5 stars out of 5 *This review may contain spoilers!* 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 college to get 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 neighbours 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.  My review I think this is the only time that I have