It’s kind of a funny story review

Firstly, I’d just like to put a trigger warning on this post for anyone who is sensitive to the topic of suicide and mental illness. These posts are written in diary form, therefore it is not necessarily factual/helpful to those who may be struggling, please take this into consideration when reading. If anything causes you concern, you are welcome to email me or reach out to a mental health helpline.


This is my first book review, I’m not sure why, but I’m a little bit nervous. How do I give a preview of the book without accidentally giving a spoiler?

It’s kind of a funny story is YA book that follows the story of an adolescent boy who suffers with depression, and wants to kill himself. He admits himself into hospital where he has to go on an adults psychiatric ward. The story is mostly based within the ward, and the people he meets. It’s not as dark as it sounds, it’s very funny too, hence the name of the book! This is why I enjoyed it so much, it gives a light hearted approach to depression.

This is a book I will reread as I enjoy it so much. It’s an easy read, quite a fast one. The film is also very good, It’s very rare for me to say a film has any comparison, as we often know ‘The book was better’ haha! I even showed friends and family the film, as they are not so much into reading, and was surprised at how much they enjoyed it, and would recommend. Maybe because Jack black is in it! Emma Roberts also plays an adolescent in the ward, who self harms, I enjoyed this character. I would definitely recommend both the book and the film to anyone, any age. I also adore the book cover!

I feel like I originally fell in love with this book, as I first read it as a young teen, who related to the main characters. Thank you for reading my first review, any constructive criticism is welcome in the comments!



  1. I’ve never read this book and always thought it would make me too sad if I did read it (in part because of what happened to the author…) but your review actually makes me reconsider this! Maybe I *should* give it a shot. Well done on your first book review, by the way! 🙂

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