It's Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini

Monday, 31 March 2014

It's Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Suicide

Rating: 5/5 stars


  • Lately, I've been finding that I haven't been reading many 5 star rated novels, and that really just breaks my heart because I LOVE TO READ THOSE. I mean, who wants to read a 1 star rated novel? Ew, just ew, that's horrifying to even think about. It's Kind of a Funny Story was one of those books that I'll remember for the rest of my life. It just means so much to me because it was so good and portrayed a gorgeous message to all of the young people out there, such as myself. 
  • First of all, God rest Ned Vizzini's soul. He was such a remarkable author, and I bet such an amazing person and inspiration to many, many young troubled or not, people out there. He is my inspiration after reading this book. I need to read his other books ASAP.
  • This book was not what you thought it'd become. It's much more than that. Craig is one of my most favourite protagonists of all time, and I mean that sincerely. He was so chill and happy, just like Aaron mentioned, even though he was dealing with a lot. He relates to so many people out there. Craig will become your best friend throughout this novel, and you will feel like he's actually telling you his story, not that you're just reading an ordinary book about suicide. IT'S NOT LIKE THAT. I could cry, because this novel was written so deeply, and you just never want to put it down. It's probably one of the best contemporary novels I've ever read, right next to The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and that's a definite high ranking, especially for your hard judge over here. *snickers*
  • Although the book took a while to get into, it was worth it and I was never bored. The concept is beautiful, and you will realize that you've never read a book like this before. It means so much to me, and guess what? You'll never want to push this book away.

  RIP Ned Vizzini. Thank you for writing this amazing book. <3


  1. I felt the same way you did about this book. It was just heart-breaking that the writer lost his battle with depression.

    1. When I heard the news, it just broke my heart, even though that at the time, I've never read any of Ned's books. It's so sad to hear about any case of suicide these days, and I find that it's happening more and more often. :(


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