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.
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!