I read this book in English, so I'll share my opinion in the same language.
You can't just say: "'It's Kind Of A Funny Story' is a book about depression" because it's not just about that. It's about love, finding yourself and your own way, dealing with stress, friendship, school, eating disorder, selfharm and depression. (though it's everything but a depressing story)
This book is very relatable, realistic and optimistic. The beginning is rather slow and sometimes, you get way too much information. Nevertheless, this book is absolutely worth your time. It really is thought-provoking.
Ned Vizzini gives Craig a hopeful, even happy, end. I wish the author had given himself the opportunity to have the same end. I wish he had listened to his own message: live.
“My brain doesn’t want to think anymore; all of a sudden it wants to do.”