It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story Summary

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. 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.

Book Reviews


You won’t regret it!5 star

Though it’s a book that talks about mental health, reading Craig’s (the main character) experiences and perspectives is very fun.55


I liked it5 star

As a high schooler I must say I had similar thoughts as Craig I’m glad things kinda worked out in the end and it gives a rather good insight on what depression can be like.55


I love this book so much5 star

From a person who’s been in a mental hospital, and who’s been through very similar scenarios to those in this book, this book hit, and it hit HARD. I legitimately cried reading the last page, and I’ve reread that last page again and again whenever I’m really going through it. I finished this book the day I was 6 months out of inpatient, and it gave me the exact same feelings i had that day when i got out. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone55


A must read.....5 star

This book had me obsessed from the first chapter on. I literally could not put it down and the novel it’s self really help me to feel as though I was not alone when I too was going through a really dark time. I would to 100% recommend this novel to anyone!!!55

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The ending leaves you happy 😊45

Joelyn 😈


Honestly, I'm a 15 year old who doesn't enjoy all. But I can across this book one day while I was in target and thought I'd give it a try. I couldn't put it down!! I procrastinated on so many homework assignments just to read this book. My geography teacher yelled at me one day for reading it during an assembly and right when she walked away I started reading it again. I'm so sad I finished it. This book is so amazing! Read it!!55


It's Kind of a VERY funny story5 star

This book is absolutely life changing. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, this book is absolutely going to hit home. It's sad, funny, and real all at the same time. It's beautiful in its humor and serious message. This book has inspired me to live. It gives a real insight into the mind of depression.55


best5 star

this is the best book I have ever read, and probably one of the best ones I ever will read . at first I didn't really like it but it quickly becomes amazing and it spoke to me on such a high level. rip Ned vizzini55


Good read. Funny and quirky.3 star

Not the page turner i was hoping for. Did make me smile a couple of times. Its funny and quirky. Took me a while to finish, i guess i just couldn't relate to the characters situation and i lost interest. This book would probably not appeal to adults.35

the menace53

Greatest book ever5 star

When reading this it was hard for me to put this away. Even though I'm not a good reader or read that often I would love to read a book like this again! Has drug use in it and a bit of sexual themes throughout the book.55

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