By Ned Vizzini
Like many formidable big apple urban kids, Craig Gilner sees access into Manhattan's govt Pre-Professional highschool because the price ticket to his destiny. made up our minds to be successful at life-which capability moving into the best highschool to get into the appropriate university to get the proper job-Craig reviews evening and day to ace the doorway examination, and does. that is whilst issues begin to get crazy.
At his new college, Craig realizes that he's not tremendous in comparison to the opposite youngsters; he is simply general, and perhaps no longer even that. He quickly sees his once-perfect destiny crumbling away. the tension turns into insufferable and Craig stops consuming and sleeping-until, one evening, he approximately kills himself.
Craig's suicidal episode will get him checked right into a psychological health center, the place his new acquaintances contain a transsexual intercourse addict, a woman who has scarred her personal face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, remoted from the crushing pressures of faculty and neighbors, Craig is ultimately capable of confront the resources of his anxiety.
Ned Vizzini, who himself frolicked in a psychiatric sanatorium, has created a remarkably relocating story concerning the occasionally unforeseen highway to happiness. For a singular approximately melancholy, it is certainly a comic story.