Alyssa’s Reviews – It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Hi everyone!

Instead of doing a book tag, I thought that you all would enjoy a book review much better!

Synopsis (Goodreads):

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.


*Before I start, a lot of you who saw my past book review noticed that I didn’t use my new book review format, but that will be in affect June 1.*

THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. SO GOOD. Side Note- I feel like all of the books that I’ve read have been 5 stars, so I guess I’ve been picking up some goodreads!

I read this in less than 24 hours, and it was gripping through every moment.

I would NOT read this book if you have ever had suicidal thoughts (and since I read it I have obviously never had any :)), because the main theme and majority of this book talks about suicide.

One of my favourite parts of this book was that it really doesn’t fall into a specific genre. And although people call this book a “contemporary”, there really wasn’t a love interest until about the last 100 pages or so.

The characters in this book were absolutely incredible. They were hilarious and although I’m a teenage girl, I really loved the elderly people. I have always been more of a talker with adults than kids my age, so I feel like people like these I would talk to.


I absolutley ADORED this book! I reccomend it to people who like Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, or if you’ve read thirteen reasons why than read this! 5/5 Stars!

I hope that you guys liked this book review!

Good Night Book Owls!

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