English: IRJE #1 Its Kind Of A Funny Story

In the book it’s kind of a funny story, by Ned Vizzini, Craig talks about how he was very smart in his other high school and how he was determined to succeed in life, he studies day and night, and he thought he was very smart compared to the other kids until he joins Brooklyn high school for high-achieving kids who are aiming for Harvard. When he starts at his new school, he starts to feel depressed cause he realizes he is not the most brilliant kid anymore.

He says on pp.49-50 “so why am I so depressed? That’s the million-dollar question, baby, the tootsie Roll question; not even the owl knows the answer to that one. I don’t know either. All I know is the chronology. Two years ago, I got into one of the best high schools in Manhattan: Executive Pre-Professional High School. It’s a new school set up to create the leaders of tomorrow; corporate internships are mandatory; the higher-ups of Merrill Lynch come and speak to classes and distribute travel mugs and stuff.

This shows that Craig was depressed because he was not one of the smartest kids in his school anymore and he started struggling with things.







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