If I had to pick one book to be stuck down a well with (assuming that there's enough reading light)it would be this one. 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' chronicles the life of Craig Gilner, a 15-year-old New Yorker who suffers from clinical depression, but, ironically, the book is far from depressing. Craig is ambitious and smart, but not smart enough, or so he tells himself. Unable to cope with the ups and downs #mostly the downs# of being a teenager, along with his competiteve new school, Craig decides to kill himself. His suicidal actions get him checked into a mental facility, where he meets many facinating people, discovers more about himself than he realized existed, and makes some unlikely friends, including a girl who cut her own face so badly the scars are never going away. I can't remember the last time one book roped me in, kept me there, and made me want to laugh my head off, cry my eyes out, and shed tears of joy, all in the space of one weekend!