Many believe that you reach your apex, your fullest potential, when you are young—especially when you start out really, really young. Ned Vizzini completely debunks this sentiment and proves that talent, humor, and hard work can take you a long way.
From his first collection of essays “Teen Angst? Naaah…” (published at the age of 19) to his novel, now a major motion picture, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” there is a running theme throughout his writing—a self-aware teenager is a very complex, beautiful, burdened, hilarious, resilient, layered human being. This type of protagonist inevitably leads to novels about personality changing pills, life-altering LARPing, and writing for television programs like MTV’s Teen Wolf.
Now, you can read his foray into fantasy writing with Chris Columbus (Yes, the man who brought both Mrs. Doubtfire and Rubeus Hagrid to the big screen) in the new epic book series, “House of Secrets” which will not disappoint because J.K. Rowling says so.
With all these accolades there is no wonder we are thrilled to share with you “Strike a Chord,” a YARN exclusive short story from Ned Vizzini. If you can’t wait until May, follow Ned on Facebook, Twitter, and his Alliance for Young Artists and Writers “Ask a Writer” blog series.