It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

14 Aug

Author: Ned Vizzini

Published: 2006

Date Finished Reading: August 10, 2011


It was a beautiful, visual perspective of a depressed teenager. I loved the idea of Tentacles and Anchors which adeptly paints the life of a person in difficult adjustment. I think the diagnosis of this kid should be more of an Adjustment disorder or Adolescent storm. The angst was borne out of an improper, albeit inadequate carving out of one’s identity leading to existential depression and low self-esteem. In the end, I was somewhat disappointed of how simplistic the resolution of symptoms have been. Purging is too complex a mechanism to resolve with making friends and making out with a girl within a span of 5 days. But then again, perhaps the best antidote to adjustment is merely to simplify one’s life. Another thing… other people CAN make you happy in a non-borderline-ish kind of way.

To date, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is still my favorite adolescent dysthymia book.


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