Hi everybody! Thisi is my third pick from my new TBR Jar. If you don’t know what I’m doing, this is a series on my blog where, after I chose a slip of paper from my jar marked “TBR”, I write a blog post about what challenge it was and what book I’m choosing. Sometimes it will be a specific book title. So without further ado, let’s get on with this choice.
This time, I had my dad choose a slip of paper from the jar. When he opened it open, he told me it said “From your fave genre” and then handed it to me. Since this one was a challenge, I first had to choose which genre that was. Of course, my favorite genre is contemporary. Then I had to figure out which book on my shelf that’d be. So I downloaded a randomizer app onto my phone and typed in all of the contemporaries on my shelf that I haven’t read yet. I shook it five times to get a variety and ended up with… Drum roll please!…
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini!!!
I bought this book back in April when I went crazy shopping at Half Price Books. I’m actually pretty excited to read this after I found out that this is a movie; I never knew that. But it does have Emma Watson in it who I am not very fond of. I’m also excited to read it because I read my mom the synopsis and she said she found it interesting and wanted to read it as well. So now, after I read it, I can give it to her so we can discuss it when she’s done. Now, I will type the synopsis to you all:
Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life – which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.
Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. (Goodreads)
Now I will get right into this and hopefully read it quickly so I can get a review up. Should I shoot to finish this by Friday?