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It's Kind of a Funny Story Prezi

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It's Kind of a Funny Story. Brave Admitted himself to local hospital
Isolated with mentally ill adults
Decides to change schools for his self rather then stay in a school that makes him miserable Plot *Craig Gilner is an ambitious teenager who becomes physically ill from the pressure to be a perfect academic student at an elite school
*Becomes so stressed that he can’t eat, sleep and throws up constantly.
*Admits himself into a hospital for depression and anxiety
*Makes friends that have impacted his life forever
*Rediscovers love for art, which helps him pursue to become more stable as a person
* Craig finally learns how to live life to the fullest. Setting New York City
Argenon Hospital (outdated, welcoming) Friends Noelle Craig Personable Artistic Drew and painted "Mind Maps"
Found peace with in his artistic abilities Made many friends, without judging on their past
Helped others become healthier by showing that he cared Bobby Craig had an interest in Noelle but she was very shy and unapproachable, he finally broke her shyness and instantly they became friends. They both would sneak out of the hospital to spend time together and have a break from the hospital isolation. Shy Would avoid Craig at all costs and leave notes for him around the hospital Caring Respected the other patients and treated them as if she'd known them for a long time Outgoing Would introduce new patients to everyone
Made the best out of his situation
Was friends with everyone Aaron Craig's best friend
Does not take the condition Craig is in seriously Tentacles: Parts of life that weigh you down or complicate things ie: the stress to be perfect, to much work and not enough relaxing time Anchors: Parts of life that you can trust with always make you content (excluding humans)
ie: a hobby that you love, a place that makes you happy. Craig's Anchor: Making mind maps (art) Craig's Tentacles: Friends that don't have the best interest in you
Too much stress to be perfect Shift: When you feel your life has changed for the better permanently Fake Shift: When you think your life had changed for the better, but it is only temporary Craig's Fake Shift: When he was put on new medication and they did not work Craig's Shift: At the end of his hospital visit (end of the book), he makes a list of simplified things that will make his life better. He feels like he can now handle life. * Is a main part in helping Craig becoming more stable
* Reintroduced art to Craig
* Helped him simplify life Craig's Dictionary Ned Vizzini *Born in 1981
*Began writing for the New York Press as a teenager
* Wrote "It's Kind of a Funny Story" while he was in mental hospital for depression in 2004 Reasons to Read * Makes you appreciate what life really is
* Everyone can relate to the book in some ways Theme Live a life that you're proud of
Friendships Quotes Cycling: When you go over and over in your mind of failures and problems. Craig's Cycling When he lies in bed and thinks about how his life will fail if he doesn't do well etc.. "I'm young, but I'm already screwing up my life. I'm smart but not enough- just smart enough to have problems. Not smart enough to get good grades...I'm not involved in any social causes...There's so much more for me to be doing. I should be a success and I'm not and other people- younger people- are. I'm still a nobody. When am I going to not be a nobody?" (136) " It's a huge thing, this Shift, just as big as I imagined. My brain doesn't want to think anymore; all of a sudden it wants to do." Dark, Depressing Comical, Resolution Beginning End Nia Aaron's current girlfriend
Craig's past love interest
"supported" Craig with his depression Made Craig very jealous Before the Hospital Began to cycle in his mind all of his failures
How he was a disappointment to his family
Could not keep up with school work
Called the suicide hotline
admitted himself to the hospital At the Hospital "Did not belong"
Regretted his actions
Put into the adult ward Craig and His Friends Family Wants Craig to succeed
Pressures Craig into getting into an Elite Summer school Very concerned for Craig Very Close with Craig
Wants the best for Craig Very Supportive of Craig
Gets him the help he needs
Provides a loving household Mom Dad Sister by Ellen Mind Maps * Created imaginary towns, streets in larger images Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Vizzini http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=it%27s+kind+of+a+funny+story+book&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=en&biw=1143&bih=690&tbm=isch&tbnid=7X0vIBnTvghkhM:&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Kind_of_a_Funny_Story&docid=PFEDUHfSaj8j7M&imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a7/Funny_Story_front.jpg/190px-Funny_Story_front.jpg&w=190&h=279&ei=Nr70UL3yOo_sqQHP3IDADA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=122&sig=100579241117175917013&page=1&tbnh=154&tbnw=105&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:82&tx=58&ty=45
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