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It's kind of a funny story

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
620L
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Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. "Intimate, real, funny, ironic?This book offers hope in a package that readers will find enticing." - Booklist "Insightful and utterly authentic?this is an important book." - The New York Times Book Review At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig 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, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, 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. For a novel about depression, it's definitely a funny story. "Funny? Vizzini supplies personal insights and a clever, self-deprecating tone that make the book an entertaining read." - The Washington Post
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ISBN:
9780786851973
9781423141082
9780786851966
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
620L
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2010
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subject_facetAnxiety -- Juvenile fiction
Bildungsromans
Depression, Mental -- Fiction
Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction
Diligence -- Juvenile fiction
Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2006
Mental illness -- Fiction
Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospitals -- Juvenile fiction
Students -- Juvenile fiction
Success -- Juvenile fiction
Suicidal behavior -- Juvenile fiction
Wit and humor, Juvenile
Young adult fiction
Youths' writings
title_displayIt's kind of a funny story
title_fullIt's Kind of a Funny Story
It's kind of a funny story / Ned Vizzini
title_shortIt's kind of a funny story
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Depression, Mental
Diligence
Humor (Fiction)
Mental illness
Psychiatric hospitals
Students
Success
Suicidal behavior
Wit and humor, Juvenile
Young Adult Fiction
Youths' writings