It's Kind of A Funny Story

Submitted by sviolette on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:55
Ned Vizzini
New York : Hyperion, 2015
Year Published
Call Number
PS3622.I9 I87 2015
ISBN Number
9780786851973 078685197X

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.