The first book I read this summer off of my summer reading list was It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. (Trigger warning: this story-- and my review-- deal with depression and thoughts of suicide.)
The story is told through the perspective of Craig, a 15 year old boy who experiences depression and suicidal ideations. It discusses his stay in a psych ward in a matter-of-fact, almost hilarious way.
I really enjoyed this book. I think you will too-- just be warned that it has a lot of emotional triggers, especially if you've interacted with depression or suicide before.
Summer Reading Reminder
I've gotten a few emails asking how to access the FHS summer reading lists. Here ya go!
To access the Franklin summer reading:
1. Go to franklinboe.org
2. Click the "Students" page.
3. Click "Summer Reading/ English Supply List."
4. Click the appropriate summer reading list.
(i.e. if you are going into 12th grade Honors, click Grade 12 Honors)
To access my reading suggestions:
Click the "Reading Suggestions" link at the top of this page!
Happy reading, Warriors!
Ms. Barbour is an 11th grade English and poetry teacher at Franklin High School in Somerset, New Jersey.