Ned Vizzini Writing Styles in It's Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini
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Point of View

It's Kind of a Funny Story is written in the first person. The story is narrated by the protagonist, Craig Ginter,. The entire story is from his point of view.s

Getting the story from Craig's unique perspective is the most appropriate format for this novel. While there are a number of other characters, some more important than others, the plot revolves entirely around Craig and his personal experiences. It is not important that the reader understand what other characters are thinking or feeling -- even more central ones such as Aaron and Noelle -- but it is critical that we understand everything Craig is experiencing from his personal perspective.

Since most of the story is told in the present tense, the author is able to give us Craig's experiences at the same time he is experiencing them. The use of flashbacks to recall certain...

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