Unfortunately, this past week a young adult author has passed away. Ned Vizzini died at the age of 32. He committed suicide by jumping off the roof of parents’ house in Brooklyn. Vizzini struggled with mental illness during his life.
Vizzini has written several young adult novels. He has also written an autobiography-ish book titled, Teen Angst? Naaah… His book titled: It’s Kind of a Funny Story, was adapted into a film with the same name.
I’m finding it hard to find the right words to express my thoughts in this post, as my understanding of mental depression and suicide is very little.
I hope someone will find his work, read them, and enjoy them as it’s tragic that we can no longer have more books from him.