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It's kind of a funny story / Ned Vizzini.

By: Vizzini, Ned, 1981-2013.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Miramax books: Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, ©2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 444 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0786851961; 9780786851966; 9780786851973; 078685197X; 9781423141914; 1423141911; 141567342X; 9781415673423; 9781480624085; 148062408X.Other title: It is kind of a funny story.Subject(s): Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction | Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction | Psychiatric hospitals -- Juvenile fiction | Students -- Juvenile fiction | Success -- Juvenile fiction | Diligence -- Juvenile fiction | Suicidal behavior -- Juvenile fiction | Anxiety -- Juvenile fiction | Wit and humor, Juvenile | Depression, Mental -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Fiction | Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction | Youths' writings | Anxiety | Depression, Mental | Diligence | Mental illness | Psychiatric hospitals | Students | Success | Suicidal behavior | Wit and humor, Juvenile | Depression (Psychology) -- Fiction | Mental illness | Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction | Youths' writings | Humorous fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | New York (State) -- New York | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | Young adult fiction. | Teen fiction. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2006. | Young adult fiction. | Bildungsromans.Additional physical formats: Online version:: It's kind of a funny story.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.V853 | It 2006A Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
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CML Young Adult Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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Gr 9 Up-When Craig Gilner is accepted into New York City's elite Executive Pre-Professional High School, he believes his life is starting on the right path. After school begins, Craig finds that his life is spiraling out of control from the pressures, and he begins to contemplate suicide. Rather than actually jump off of the Brooklyn Bridge, Craig checks himself into the local hospital. In the five days he spends in psychiatric care, Craig connects with some of the other patients and learns who his true friends are, how to re-center himself, and that the only expectations he truly needs to meet are his own. With a cast of interesting characters and a very forthright teen perspective, Vizzini has penned a poignant and sometimes humorous tale (Miramax, 2006) about navigating adolescence. Narrator Robert Fass matches Craig's desolate moods and factual nature very well. Due to some upfront discussion of recreational drug use and sexual activities, this title is most suitable for more mature teens.-Jessica Miller, West Springfield Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ned Vizzin was born in New York City on April 4, 1981. He began writing professionally as a teenager. He wrote essays and articles for the New York Press, the New York Times, and other publications. His first book, Teen Angst? Naaah...: A Quasi Autobiography, was published in 2000. His other books include Be More Chill, House of Secrets co-written with film director Chris Columbus, and It's Kind of a Funny Story, which was adapted as a feature film in 2010 starring Zack Galifianakis. His television writing credits include MTV's Teen Wolf, and the NBC drama Believe. He committed suicide on December 19, 2013 at the age of 32. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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