nazeli wrote:It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. It's about this guy Craig's venture into a mental hospital after he was contemplating sucide and called a suicide hotline. it's kinda cool, i'm hoping to get around to seeing the movie.
Saw the movie; it left me a little disappointed for leaving out a crucial details for the character development of the patients Craig meets. But Zach Galifinakis does a splendid job and in once scene, I really was close to tears. That's all I'm saying for now
On topic, however, I read both It's Kind of a Funny Story
and Be More Chill
by Ned Vizzini. Be More Chill is more sci-fi; this guy tries a pill that gives him Keanu's voice in his head telling him how to be cool in high school. Shenanigans ensue, and a lesson is well learned by the end of the whole thing.
I just finished reading Tales of the Madman Underground
by John Barnes. It's about a kid growing up in the 1970's and he's in a therapy group at school. All he wants is to be normal, but since his father died, he has to work multiple jobs to keep his house and utilities running, since his hippie mom is well...a hippie and alcoholic. Did I mention that he's also an alcoholic? Seventeen and in AA. Yeah. This book is the best portrayal of a teenager that I've ever read and one of the best books I've read in all my years.