#TBT “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

There are many amazing, life-changing, and one-of-a-kind books sitting in every library in existence, and yet most of these diamonds-in-the-roughs are neglected and overlooked. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of a lost 15 year old named Craig Gilner, who’s depression and suicidal thoughts has landed him in the adult psychiatric unit of Brooklyn hospital. His opportunity to spend time away from his “friends” surrounded by inspirational medical posters and other mentally unstable patients, allows him to find an answer to his unhappiness and how to cut the cord between his Tentacles and his Anchors, in hopes for a Shift to occur.

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” has seen less and less readers over the years, and I am determined to change that. Coming from someone who’s indulged in this incredible book not once, but twice, I can promise you that tears will be shed and you may even begin to question your own mental stability. I know for a fact that it’s changed people’s lives, including mine. There’s even a movie based on this story, with actors like Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis. It pains me to see that not everyone has not had the ability to enjoy this novel like I have. So, I argue that this heart-wrenching novel deserves much more attention and love in our library.

 

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