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"The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changed so I don't get yelled at." Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, "Teen Angst? Naaah . . ." invites you into his world of school, parents, street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancun (a"The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changed so I don't get yelled at." Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, "Teen Angst? Naaah . . ." invites you into his world of school, parents, street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancun (almost), prom, beer, Nintendo, the cool (and almost cool), and more. A Holden Caulfield for Generation Y, Ned Vizzini is an original voice to be reckoned with, read, and enjoyed....

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Teen Angst? Naaah... Reviews

  • Ms. D
    2018-11-21 15:27

    It seems that a lot of adults who write books for and about teenagers try to sound 'authentically teen' by sounding brainless. For example, in the book I'm reading now, Future Missionaries of America, a high school girl writes a letter that begins like this: "Dear Kyle, I came home from school today totally bummed. I'm listening to the new Wu-Tang record and thinking that you would, like, so hate it it, because this is like totally the opposite of all that metal stuff you like, and before you know it, like, a whole hour has passed. Mom totally freaked out" (46). What I loved about Teen Angst? Naaah... is that Ned Vizzini wrote most of it when he was a teenager, and his observations and dialogue are witty, articulate and perceptive. The footnotes that run through the book are especially funny, and each chapter has its own, often sophisticated, arc. So the next adult author who thinks that teenagers only write, speak, and think "totally like this, OMG" should probably pick up a copy of Vizinni's book, to read something truly authentically teen.

  • Carlos De Eguiluz
    2018-11-16 14:10

    Usualmente me identifico con algunos personajes, sus historias y aquello que les ocurre. Creo que esta es la primera vez que un autor resultó ser tan similar a mí. Ned Vizzini, una persona, que aunque nunca conocí físicamente —pero sí que lo hice por medio de sus palabras—, fue un joven, como tú, como yo, con sueños, deseos, y opiniones, tales como las tuyas, o las mías. Es una pena que la tristeza se lo llevara consigo. Una tremenda pena; pero la vida continua, y su legado prevalece, pues, ya saben lo que dicen de los escritores, que alcanzan la inmortalidad en sus palabras. Y este es el claro ejemplo, junto con sus otras pocas historias que llegó a escribir.No es la primera vez que leo algo de Ned, pues, francamente, lo conocí en el verano del 2013, pocos meses antes de que atentara contra su vida y dejara atrás este mundo. Por aquél entonces yo me encontraba en una posición muy complicada de mi vida, una situación como la que muchas personas pasan, sobre todo a nuestra edad. Esa etapa en la que todos los días resultan una lucha constante y que parece nunca terminar. Esa batalla que tiene por nombre: Depresión. Y no se cansa de atentar contra nuestra generación.Mi historia no es privada, pues muchos la conocen, pero este no es el momento, ni el lugar para hablar de ella. Tan solo pretendía que entendieran lo mucho que significan sus palabras para mí, y el porqué. Como ya se imaginaran, Ned ha tenido un impacto muy fuerte en mi vida, y me ha servido como una guía, sobre todo por el tiempo que viví antes de comenzar mis estudios preparatorianos, y durante ellos. Incluso ahora. Ned, espero que estés en un lugar mejor.

  • Claudia
    2018-11-24 16:22

    I've read all three Vizzini books, and this, his first, is my favorite. I laughed out loud in class, and my students got more than a little annoyed. But several were very interested in reading it next. Vizzini, as a 17-year-old, had an amazing voice and a control over his talent. His stories could be laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreaking. I'm just sorry I waited so long to read this one. Great stuff. Teen Angst? You bet!

  • Michelle
    2018-12-09 15:09

    This is basically a bunch of short stories about Ned Vizzini's life that he wrote, it goes from Junior High to Senior Year. All the stories were funny and entertaining but it made me sad because Ned talks about the future and his family and it's hard to read this knowing what eventually ends up happening to his life. R.I.P.

  • Neil (or bleed)
    2018-11-28 16:07

    RIP NED. :(

  • Nicholas Ochoa
    2018-11-17 17:16

    In this quirky autobiography, Ned Vizzini has a collection of essays about his teen years through high school. Vizzini, personally being a favorite author after reading It's Kind of a Funny Story in seventh grade is one reason I was very eager to pick up this book. These essays are compiled into 5 sections middle school, and each year of high school. Born in Park-Slope New York, Ned was raised out of an apartment in a typical middle class family. Showing intrest in education since he was young, Ned strived for the best high school in New York. Being an avid writer in his teens, he was published in the "New York Times" at a very young age. In these stories they envolve friends, parents, school, camp, depression, peer-pressure, girls, Nintendo, drugs, sex, rock bands, and every other enigma high school brings to the front lines of a teenagers mind. Being relatable to all teens I feel like this a great book for all high schoolers and adults to pick up at one point. I loved reading this book and could read it for hours at a time, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading any coming-of-age tale.

  • Annie
    2018-12-07 11:20

    What is so great about this book is the truthfulness in it. You can really tell that all of this stuff happened to this author. It's just on the cuff of unbelievable but yet you can see it happening to you in a moment. Everything is incredibly easy to relate to. If you've been to high school or are in high school you will be able to relate to at least one of the twenty stories . This book is also not written like a memoir. It never feels like the author is saying "When I was your age..." because he can't. He wrote these essays when he was a teen. There is not glorification. It's all there, the ugly bits included because that is what happened.I also really enjoyed the footnotes. At times they were unneeded but when they directed me online to watch the video which I was reading about I LOVED them. It was really exciting to see the deadly turtle movie right after reading Ned's experience with the movie.I also really liked the normality of it. With all the books today the focus on the extremes of drug usage and drinking this all too familiar, true to life story was a welcome reprise. If you've read any of Ned's other books, looking to find a more real book or simply want to laugh till your lungs protest check this book out.

  • Annie
    2018-11-20 19:27

    What is so great about this book is the truthfulness in it. You can really tell that all of this stuff happened to this author. It's just on the cuff of unbelievable but yet you can see it happening to you in a moment. Everything is incredibly easy to relate to. If you've been to high school or are in high school you will be able to relate to at least one of the twenty stories .This book is also not written like a memoir. It never feels like the author is saying "When I was your age..." because he can't. He wrote these essays when he was a teen. There is not glorification. It's all there, the ugly bits included because that is what happened. I also really enjoyed the footnotes. At times they were unneeded but when they directed me online to watch the video which I was reading about I LOVED them. It was really exciting to see the deadly turtle movie right after reading Ned's experience with the movie.I also really liked the normality of it. With all the books today the focus on the extremes of drug usage and drinking this all too familiar, true to life story was a welcome reprise. If you've read any of Ned's other books, looking to find a more real book or simply want to laugh till your lungs protest check this book out.www.anibelle.blogspot.com

  • Becca
    2018-12-11 15:18

    While I was reading the book Teen Angst? Naaaah… by Ned Vizzini I started to really think about whether or not memoirs have to be completely true. The reason I was thinking about this was because I felt that Vizzini did think they had to be true and I disagree with that. The way he wrote you could tell he couldn’t remember a lot of things. He had almost no sensory details, and hardly any feeling. There was dialogue but very little; there was no real ending; and some parts were just unnecessary. There wasn’t an exact plot or big idea. It was just about his life, which made me feel unattached and bored. An example of one of the ways that Vizzini should have stretched the truth to make this book more exciting is in the chapter “Goofy Foot Forward” when he and his friend Owen went snowboarding, and Owen broke his wrist. He never talked about what the mountains looked like or if he was scared snowboarding for the first time, just about how much money he wasted. He wrote about that as if that was the most important thing, even though having money problems aren’t really an issue in any of the other chapters, which also goes back to how there are no real big ideas. An example of how Vizzini didn’t put any real ending is it’s not like he’s at his high school graduation starting college or ending something. He’s just in the car with his dad and his brother driving away from a restaurant. That’s it. Nothing else. At least when the book begins it’s like a beginning on a trip on his way to high school but the end is just not really any kind of conclusion. An example of how some parts were just unnecessary is the chapter “Fifteen Minutes” which is basically just about his commute to school every morning and what he does with it. It doesn’t pull you in at all because there is one piece of dialogue that is just an example and there is no sensory detail. It isn’t one exact moment and isn’t really like a narrative story at all because no one really cares about the fifteen minutes he travels to school every morning. It could possibly be interesting if something remotely exciting happens on one of his commutes, but that’s it. What he has now is just boring. In conclusion, I think that you’re allowed to stretch the truth in memoirs to make the story better, and pull the reader in more. This didn’t really happen in the book Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini, but would have had me enjoy reading the book more. He had almost no sensory details, and hardly any feeling. There was dialogue but very little, there was no real ending and some parts were just unnecessary. This made it hard to get through it because I had no desire to read it. If I were the writer I would have taken out the boring unnecessary things and added to the interesting things. I would have put in as much as I could remember but if some details and dialogue and stuff just couldn’t come to mind, I would simply change it a little bit to make it actually worth reading. The majority of this, I’m sorry to say, wasn’t.

  • Ty
    2018-11-30 13:10

    The characters in my book were realistic. Ned he was the curious kid who was always trying his best in school and always will to learn something new. He acted like a normal high school student by going to band concerts and staying up late to study for his big tests. He was curious by trying the illegal things as in marijuana and drinking alcohol coming home to his parents to see if he could get away with them no noticing. His parents were very realistic as well taking care of two boys fighting over the Nintendo by taking it away and making them take turns and putting them in their place not letting the children run there life.The plot had some weird twists that kept me guessing. One example is when Ned is studying all night, I figured he was a book worm. The twist that got me wanting to read more is when he went out with friends and got drunk and walked around town then tried to come home without getting caught. The reason he got caught is because he was in the bath tub just laughing at nothing at all. The speed of the book for me was awesome because I have then attention span of a new born baby and, with it being a bunch of short chapters it was easy for me to keep reading because of the quick changes.The style of the book was perfect for me to because he used the language that I speak basically and he also uses the term that he used in school. If it was a term that he said and figured the reader would not understand he would put some stars at the bottom of the page for the reader to get a good grasp on what they were reading. I really enjoyed reading this book because at times it was serious but yet the next chapter was humorous and gave me a good giggle.

  • Wilona
    2018-11-20 19:15

    One word: Beautiful.I really, really liked his short stories. I find all of them very entertaining and hilarious. This book was supposed to be a memoir, but because of the way he wrote it, it just seemed like a fiction novel - which was a good thing in this scenario. He tried to relate to the readers, and he succeeded. I love how Vizzini was very truthful in the book. And, one last thing, I'm super glad I get to read about his life before he passed...R.I.P Ned Vizzini... <3

  • Haylee
    2018-11-28 12:13

    this wasn't exactly what I thought it would, it was only a small period of his life but his writing style once again made it entertaining nonetheless

  • Audrey
    2018-12-11 16:22

    Full thoughts can be found on my blog, here: http://www.forwardsandbookwords.wordp...I didn’t know quite what to expect going into this book. I read It’s Kind of a Funny Story last year and really enjoyed it. I didn’t know too much about Ned Vizzini’s life aside from the fact that It’s Kind of a Funny Story was partially based off of Ned’s experiences after checking himself in to a psychiatric hospital and I knew of the tragic way that his life came to an end.I picked up this book, figuring that the best way to learn more about an author whose writing I really enjoy would be reading his autobiography.I definitely did learn a lot from this autobiography. It was interesting to read about what Ned was like as a teenager while knowing that he would grow up to become an incredibly successful author. The book was filled with about 30 different short stories divided into five parts, ranging through different times in Ned’s life. The stories were quirky and funny, much like the narrative style I read in Ned’s other book.The book also includes little asterisks and side notes throughout the work, like the ones you might find in John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines or Pseudonymous Bosch’s Secret Series. While I typically love unique touches like that in a book, I honestly felt like it was a little overdone. There was at least one every other page – if not every page – and sometimes two or three one page of narrative! While some of them were funny and added more to the story, all lot of them were just saying things like, “Guess what? The movie I made was found and can be watched at (web address)”, or references back to other short stories within the book, like, “Full details on this event can be found on (page numbers)”. It just broke up the flow of the book and eventually I stopped reading them all together.While this read isn't something that I'd look back on and think, "Man, that book added a lot to my life," I am glad I read it. It was short and fun, and while I had some issues with it I thought it was fun to read an autobiography of an author, since an autobiography presented the perfect opportunity to experience more of his writing that I already knew I enjoyed and learn more about his life! If you have read and enjoyed Vizzini's other books then there's a pretty good chance that you'll enjoy this book as well, so maybe consider checking it out. If you haven't read his other books you probably won't get as much out of this book as you would if you had, but you still might like it! It's definitely the most hilarious yet insightful autobiography I've ever read.

  • Serack
    2018-11-20 16:09

    Serack Woldehaimanot 12.18.08901 Writing Arts Teen Angst? Naaah…Teen Angst? Naaah….By Ned VizziniISBN-13: 9780440237679Price: $6.50 279pp Age Range: Young Adult Teen Angst? Naaah... is for anyone who has been shot down by someone of the opposite sex, been embarrassed by their parents, skipped studying to hang with friends or bascially just went to high school. Going through teenager life is pretty hard for everyone. Ned shares all of his doing when he was a teen and how he lived life out loud. He had his ups and downs and it’s difficult to see what’s right or wrong. What were the rebellious moments you’ve had towards your parents? Was it severe as Ned Vizzini rebellious moments were? Ned Vizzini tells this story in first person and we can see his thoughts and many other things.Ned is an average teen who goes to a specialized high school called Stuyvesant. He shares funny and controversial moments from Freshmen to Senior Year. Ned tells this book in first person. It is exciting because Ned is a normal teen, and what he has been through can happen to anybody. This book is reccomended for ages thirteen and up. Readers, you can probably relate to Ned if you’re a teen. This book was so fantastic that it has changed the way that I think about my life. I now believe that everything happens for a reason. I’ve also realized that I should appreciate more in life. Reading this book shows how Ned lives his life out loud.Ned had to face many obstacles including drugs, sex, partying, and not doing his homework. Those are things that a teen will eventually face and he is sharing moments, that will blow your mind away! So come on people stop by Barns and Nobel and get this book, it’s great! One of Ned Vizzini moment was to choose whether or not he was to go on a vacation with his friends or stay home and play Jesus for his church aren’t you interested in finding out whats going to happen? Just get the book its in every single book store because it is that great.If you enjoy books about teen life and funny stories you should get this book Teen Angst? Naaah…. It is in any Barns and Nobles store so pick it up. Reading this book showed how Ned lived his life out loud and how other can to. This book relate to a lot of readers if they were a teen. Ned faceing his obsticles which were drugs, sex, and partying had made me more awear of what I might approch in the future. Therefore if you are near a book store or Barns and Nobel get this book its only $6.50 and it is a hilarious book.

  • Cathleen Ash
    2018-11-23 13:26

    Ned's family took cheap vacations - airplanes cost too much; cool resorts? way too many people. For vacations, Ned's family piled into a van and headed to bizarre and out of the way locations sem-close to New York. Like Binghamton NY for example - birthplace of the twilight zone creator Rod Serling. Yes, Ned had actually been to a Serling Museum. On one of these jaunts, his family ended up at Allentown, Pennsylvania. They were supposed to go to the Poconos but at the last minute, his dad decided they needed some real culture, so they headed for "the Largest County Fair in Eastern PA."This is how, for $5, Ned came to see the World's Largest Demolition Derby. His Dad pointed out the sign once they were on the fairgrounds, and asked Ned if he wanted to go.Destruction can really cheer up a thirteen year old. He wasn't sure what a demolition derby was, but it sounded violent and it would give him a chance to stop walking around with his family. Ned found out how a demolition derby really worked: some redneck with a car so screwed up that no one will buy it decides to have fun and compete for prize money. He pays about fifty bucks; his vehicle gets a paint job, and its engine is "modified" so it'll run for a few more hours. On derby day, he drives to a stadium where he slams into other cars until he totals them all, or just his own. If his is the last car running, he gets a big check.This quasi-autobiography is Ned - the real Ned - telling real stories from when he was in high school - he even wrote them when he was in high school. It's about family, friends, staying out all night at a card game in the big city (New York). It's also cool that when he put the book together, he decided to make comments about it. They're off on the side (show page ?) like in the chapter about the demolition derby (Highway to Hell). In the story itself, shortly after telling you about rednecks and broken cars and big checks - Ned tells you how the audience boos at the girl who comes out to sing the Star Spangled Banner before the demolition starts. In the margins, he adds notes later when he's putting it together. Here's what he had to say about the singer at the demolition derby: She was much younger than me, and she was doing something better than I could ever do it - that's why I booed. I was hyper-competitive, and I loved it when other people failed. Sorry. (snicker/make very sarcastic)Does Ned have Teen Angst?? Nah…. By Ned Vizzini.

  • Meram
    2018-11-13 12:25

    Teen Angst? Naaah… was the first book of Ned Vizzini’s that I did not enjoy reading, which came as a huge surprise to me considering the fact that I’ve absolutely loved all his other books. This memoir takes you through Vizzini’s experiences throughout his teenage years. The story begins in Ned’s last months of middle school where he first is introduced to high school and life after middle school. It ends in the summer after his senior year. This novel had many characteristics typical of a memoir. He often listed things and used repetition, which is what I believe made this book so unbearable for me. He even starts off by admitting that his stories were just “boring, scary, embarrassing high school memories” but reassures the reading by saying they could be turned “into something people could read about.”(p. 2).Vizzini’s honesty characterizes him as a reliable narrator. I for one agree with his first statement. As I was reading I constantly found myself losing my place and getting distracted, I simply found this book boring and saw that it had no real plot to catch the reader's attention. With this being said, I do believe that the novel is very funny and relatable, especially because of Vizzini’s short sentences and use of dialogue. For example most authors wouldn’t use the term “yappy little kids.” to describe little kids. Something typical with this style of writing is to try to relate to readers of the same age range. By using every day, non complex language, and writing with everyday types of dialog, he makes the book more understandable and relatable for teenager readers. This book is not a great book and it does not use many literary tools but the tools that are used are used well.

  • Danny Bigott
    2018-12-01 15:24

    I read Teen Angst by Ned Vizzini, and it’s an autobiography about how Ned grew up and how his life was played out. I have read one of his other books, “ It’s Kind of A Funny Story” I really like this because I can connect and kind of simulate the things he does in this book because I have done most of, well not most but some of the things he has done in his life. For say, when he was in karate. I was in karate for 5 years and earned my black belt in it but I don’t recall if he made it to that level, but anyway it made me think of my past and how much fun I had participating in those kinds of things. A couple other things I can relate to is the big test he had to take. It makes me feel like I’m about to take the ISAT but I soon realize I’m not taking it anytime soon. I feel like there are some little things that Ned exaggerates about like the drinking and getting drunk and things like that but I also thing that the rest of the story is true. Also, I love learning about other people’s life and their past, like detailed times not just things like “He ran into the sewer.” Bland statements are boring. But then again you can also learn some really good points from Ned’s book. But I’m not being offensive or anything but I lean towards the side of “this advice would most likely help people under the age of 23 ½”. Ha-ha. But if I were to recommend this book to people because most people like humor or a good laugh, and this book is full of funny jokes and pranks Ned pulls in his years growing up in his day.

  • Shaun Fisher
    2018-11-19 13:00

    This semi-autobiographical series of essays chronicling the woes of adolescence is a hilarious look at what we all endured when we were young. Each essay covers a time period that focuses on 8th grade up until Vizzini's senior year. He talks about not fitting in, dressing like an idiot, spilling things on himself at the worst times (one of my favorite stories in the book), being rejected by girls (and everyone else for that matter), acne, drinking, drugs, and sex. There's a little bit of something for everyone in this book, and it's very fun seeing how young Ned grew from each experience and maintained a sense of humor along the way. He even talks about mental health, which is an important part of the story's message because it tackles it in a way that most young adult novels fail.I loved, loved, loved this book. So freaking funny! I felt like each essay was written about my own life (and I bet anyone that reads it would feel that way). It's witty, sweet, sad, and funny all rolled into one great collection. You end up cheering for Vizzini even if he is a total loser that makes every situation awkward and uncomfortable. I can see myself in Ned, and perhaps that's why I loved it so much. I recommend this to anyone looking for a trip down memory lane. It might not bring up the best memories (high school is a sensitive time for us, after all), but it will certainly help you find a sense of humor about those tender years. There's a little bit of language, sex talk, and drugs, but other than that, it's nothing that would offend most people.

  • Jack Bartley
    2018-12-08 14:57

    Teen Angst? Naaah...The way i came across reading this book was from the 8th grade summer reading assignment. Although i had to read it for the summer homework,, i had heard much about it before then from family and friends. they had all said that it was a great book that everyone should read as a teenager, and as i read that i found out it was true.PlotOne very interesting an unique thing about this book is its plot. This plot takes you through all of Ned Vizzini's teenage years, unlike a traditional book which only tells of a story which happened through a short amount of time. During the book the main character ned is trying to find his place in the world and who he really wants to be. One example of this is in the beginning of the book he says "I guess its really not what family were in or where we are, but our choices in life that determine who we really are" This quote shows how the entire book is about how is about the choices he made to lead to his life today.CharactersAnother part of the book that i found interesting was the characters that ned meets over the timeline of the story. The people that he meets throughout the story are one of the big factors that shaped him into the person he is today. One very important person that shaped him was his girlfriend at the end. She would always be sure that he was making his own choices and becoming who he wanted to be not anyone else, putting him on the path to his writing career.

  • Cristi-Lael
    2018-11-18 13:58

    I didn't know much about Ned Vizzini before I started this book. I had heard good things of the last book he wrote, It's Kind Of a Funny Story, (Incidentally, I saw the movie before I knew it was a book) and I knew that he had committed suicide a few years ago. So, I didn't know exactly what to expect from this book. The book I'd heard about (his other book is called Just Chill) was about a kid who'd attempted suicide and then the author who had succeeded in that act had written a book about his youth and titled it Teen Angst? I assumed this book would be a sad commentary of a traumatic youth. But it wasn't. It was a light and funny look at a regular kid's youth. There were no obvious clues to point to the turmoil going on in the author's head and heart. (view spoiler)[And, in fact, the ending of this book was very upbeat and positive (hide spoiler)] It was actually a little sad having read this after he took his life. There's one story near the front of the book where he imagines himself as an aging man and where he'll be and that was sad to read, knowing he never made it past his early 30's, much less old age.The stories themselves were fun to read and well written. Even though we grew up around the same time (He was born just 4 years after me), our childhood's were rather different. Life growing up in New York is so much different than growing up in California like me. :o)

  • Erica Almerico
    2018-12-06 14:02

    I thought this book was phenomenal! When I think about the Young Adult genre, this book fits perfectly in the autobiography category. Teen Angst is a collection of essays by Ned Vizzini about his experiences in high school. All of the typical high school experiences are included but this novel is written from the point of view of a dork, but a proud dork at that. Vizzini’s book is an excellent choice and an easy read for any teacher’s classroom. I highly recommend it as a text that could be used in the classroom as a leisure read for students that could lead to some pretty exciting assignments. Because the book is a collection of personal essays, this could help introduce students to the idea of writing a personal essay and not the typical straightforward academic essay. Teen Angst is a fun read because there are doodles and footnotes throughout the book and the narrator has an incredible sense of humor. The footnotes sometimes lead to other sources which is another excellent way to connect the reading to the classroom. Perhaps after the students complete their nightly reading, in class they can watch the videos that Vizzini directs the readers to. This book is sure to keep the reader laughing at the turn of every page.

  • Abigail Winter
    2018-11-27 15:57

    I decided to read teenage angst?…naah because it was one of the choices on our summer reading list. I also decided to read it because it was the only one of the choices on the list that didn’t look that depressing. It looked interesting not just because he grew up in nyc but something about it just intrigued me. CharactersNed Vizzini, the author, was also the main character of the book, so you could think of the book as some kind of memoir. Ned was a sad character at certain parts in the book because sometimes he just couldn’t get anything right. I felt bad for him, I kind of pittied him. Especially at the end of the book “ I got up and called the suicide hotline’’(253) this stood out to me at the end because the way the book was written didn’t make me think his life was that depressing. Ned grew up in NYC, riding the train to school and doing regular NYC things, so it was interesting to see those aspects portrayed through his point of view. This book was very good, intriguing, and really shows a view on what its like to live in NYC as a kid/pre teen/teen.

  • Sierra
    2018-12-04 19:00

    This book was just fun. I've always really enjoyed autobiographies and this was no exception. I also enjoyed how it was written in an essay-like style. It was just a nice way to experience little snippets of his life. He was funny. He was honest. And I really thought he was much older than he was when he wrote all of this, because there was such an element of perspective throughout the whole book. The only thing I really didn't like was Judith. Man, she was a bitch. I mean I totally believe that Ned could have been happy with her while they were in a relationship, but I felt like we didn't get to see any of the good parts with her so I just hated her. We really only saw the parts of her that were pushy and demanding and selfish and suuuuuuuuuper high-maintenance. I really just wanted Ned to dump her ass. But everything else was just funny and entertaining and really put me in a good mood.

  • Nadia
    2018-11-11 15:23

    I actually loved this book. Like all of Vizzini's other books, it was raw, but like the good raw, just like the raw, pure truth. He put everything out there, he was completely open about everything (he even had the footnotes, which I thought were the most adorable things ever.) Vizzini takes you through his dorky middle/high school life, and I thought every word was just amazing. There's one reference he makes to a movie calledStand and Deliver , a movie I love, that was witty and cracked me up. I think I loved this book because I can relate to it, which is why I originally picked it up. Going to Stuy, and being a nerd, I loved this book. Like legit, I'm reading it going in, and I'm going to read it coming out. And Mr. Vizzini, by the way, the god awful Stuy test is now the SHSAT (they took out an S), and it's now just Specialized High School Admissions Test. But it's cool to know that it was once the SSHSAT, god that must've been hard to say. Anyways, I LOVE THIS BOOK.

  • Rebecca Roth
    2018-11-12 16:19

    In my opinion throughout this whole book it just taught you life lessons. There wasn't really one theme it was just alot of opinions and tips on life but mostly high school. For example in the book it says on page 45, "You have three optons: good grades, social success, and sleep" Ned Vizzini (the author) is giving advice on how to get threw going to stuyvesant . He also gives other pieces of advice too. For example he said that alot of things that pepole make sound so cool don't live up to it's expetations. In his case he used the example smoking h tried it in the summer and it didn't live up to it's expectations.

  • Nayaab
    2018-12-05 19:27

    I loved reading Teen Angst it was hilarious and I just wanted it to go on forever. The details he provides are so vivid and I felt like i know everything about him without ever meeting him. For example in the chapter Nintendo Saved My Life when he gave the full schedule of what he did with his day and how everything revolved around playing on the nintendo. I also noticed that he used slowed down moments alot,like when he described going to meet poppy, i would lik eto be able to use that successfully in my writting

  • Liz.
    2018-12-07 15:00

    I love this book for one important reason: Ned Vizzini.Sometimes I just read it a thought of Ned living a happy life now, getting over all of his teen angst and then I just thought: "damn, he didn't make it. he's dead." and it just made me do sad that somebody so charming, funny, honest and nice simply doesn't get enough attention. I can surely say that Ned Vizzini changed me and reading his books was an honor to me. R.I.P Ned, always in my heart.

  • Edgar Barcenas
    2018-11-22 12:22

    In the last few chapters of the book it tralked about how the main charecters life is. one example was the backpack he had over the years how it was all great, then one day his back pack went down the escalaters and bashed down to a girls kness. onother chapter is that he is preparing for a test and needs to study. one chapter shows that his parents asked him if he has been smoking behind there back. this is a good book to read you should read it

  • 7703Emil
    2018-11-17 18:03

    Teen Angst was a great and funny book. Ned Vizzini wrote about his high school years and how his life was so dramatic. A lot of things he wrote I would have never thought about him, like how he described himself as a big time nerd. I love Ned Vizzini's writing and can't wait to read more of his books!

  • Fran
    2018-11-11 17:23

    Not as good as It's Kind of a Funny Story or Be More Chill, but it definitely had Vizzini's usual humor and uplifting if frank portrayal of teenage life. If anything, it was more happy and uplifting than anything else he's ever written.