It’s Kind of A Funny Story was written by Ned Vizzini.
I loved this book! It was funny, heartfelt, and real.
The book follows Craig Gilner, a high-school freshman who has practically worked himself to death in order to get into one of the most prestigious high schools in New York. He become overwhelmed by all the stress, and decides to kill himself one night. After calling a Suicide Hotline, he goes and checks himself into a Psych Ward at a hospital. And it’s there where Craig becomes whole.
The book was written with so much heart, and you can’t help but fall in love with all of the characters. It’s incredibly relatable due to the stress that all teenagers and young adults go through while trying to make their way in this messed up, high pressure world.
I don’t want to say too much about the characters, because of spoilers, but they are all full of life and you’ll be rooting for every single one of them.
If you love Perks of Being A Wallflower (my fav), then you need to pick this book up immediately. You”ll love it.