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

For Craig, every moment is a struggle to survive against the crushing weight of his depression. He feels like he's battling against his own body. When he checks himself into a mental ward rather than commit suicide, he realizes that he is not alone. Best: Seems realistic. Worst: Occasionally boring and sometimes too cutesy.

Good for: While this isn't a memoir, it was written after Vizzini checked himself into a ward as a teen, so it's good for anyone interested in a survivor's tale of teen depression.


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