It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

Author: Ned Vizzini

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 9781423141082

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Ned Vizzini
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-25 - Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day
Talking through Reading and Writing
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Daniel Rose, Christine Walsh
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-11 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

In this book you will read many examples of rich literacy conversations between a teacher and his 8th grade students that never would have occurred face to face in the classroom. These conversations take place online when 8th graders write to their teacher about the books they’re interested in reading
Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Nicola Balkind
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Intellect Books

An exciting dystopian fantasy thriller series, The Hunger Games began its life as a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins, the first released in 2008. An immediate success, the first installment had a first printing of 50,000 hardcover copies, which quickly ballooned to 200,000. Spending one hundred consecutive weeks on
Literacy for the New Millennium: Adult literacy
Language: en
Pages: 973
Authors: Barbara J. Guzzetti
Categories: Language arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

"Living in an age of communication, literacy is an extremely integral part of our society. We are impacted by literature during our infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This work includes information from specialists in the field who discuss the influence of popular culture, media, and technology on literacy. Together, they
Postirony
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Lukas Hoffmann
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

What is 'postirony'? Foremost, it is a response to the ironic zeitgeist. Moreover, it is the key to understanding a specific form of literature. The contemporary reader is familiar with and - unfortunately - used to postmodernism's ironic, self-reflexive metafiction. Authors like David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers chose a