Similar authors to follow
See more recommendations
About Ned Vizzini
Vizzini suffered from depression, spending time in a psychiatric ward in his early 20s, and authoring several works about the illness. He was found dead in his native Brooklyn, New York after an apparent suicide from a fall, aged 32.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Ned_Vizzini_and_Keir_Gilchrist.jpg: Kindly granted by Ned Vizzini derivative work: RanZag (Ned_Vizzini_and_Keir_Gilchrist.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Customers Also Bought Items By
From the author of Be More Chill—the novel turned Broadway play—and It's Kind of a Funny Story, Teen Angst! is a “breezy, funny, and genuine” (Booklist) quasi-autobiography, written when the author was just nineteen.
In Teen Angst! Naaah . . . Ned Vizzini presents the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Vizzini invites you into his world of school, parents, cool (and almost cool), street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancún (almost), prom, beer, video games, and more.
“Fiercely intelligent and introspective . . . Insightful, and thoroughly charming.” —SLJ
From Ned Vizzini, the best-selling author of It's Kind of a Funny Story and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller House of Secrets, comes this geektastic tale about role-playing and growing up. The Other Normals is a story from one of the most brilliant voices in teen literature about the winding and often hilarious path to manhood.
Given the chance, fifteen-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, a role-playing game with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn't happening—not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp.
Perry is bracing himself for the worst summer of his life. Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. There he meets Mortin Enaw, one of the creators of C&C, and mythical creatures from the game. Perry's new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. As they embark on their quest together, Perry realizes that his nerdy childhood has uniquely prepared him to be a great warrior in this world, and maybe even a hero. But to save the princess, Perry will have to learn how to make real connections in the human world as well.