From the outside, they're simply a group of urban teenagers. But from the inside, they're some of the most complex people you'll ever meet. There's Eric, fiercely protective of his brother Mickey - but he has a secret that holds together his past and future. Sonia, struggling to live the life of a good Muslim girl in a foreign America. And Gingerbread and Keisha, who fall in love despite themselves.Life Is Funny strips away the defenses of one group of teenagers living today, right now - and shows their unbearably real lives.
"Eleven kids with distinct voices and individual struggles narrate this impressive debut novel, yet each of the interlocking stories springs to life with tender details." (Publishers Weekly) "Frank has penned a high-intensity, multicultural, multidimensional teen reading experience that will challenge and change those who open it. These are real teens in real time. Be prepared for them to rock your world." (Amazon.com review)