I think people discard the idea of teen depression quite easily, thinking 'You're 15, you can't be clinically depressed'. But in It's Kind of a Funny Story, it's easy to have that thought moved out of anyone's mind. Craig is a clinically depressed 15 year old boy, struggling with school and life. To him life is a nightmare and on a night of almost-suicide, he checks himself into a voluntary physch-hospital. Here, he learns to deal and cope with his depression.
Ned Vizzini is amazing with words - I was constantly highlighting his words of wisdom - and even better at keeping the tone light even within a serious topic. To be honest, this is my new favorite book and I will definetly be buying more of his books. I recommend it to everyone and anyone.