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The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
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Feb 20, 2018 | ISBN 9781101938928

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    Feb 20, 2018 | ISBN 9781101938928 | Young Adult

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An ABA Indies Introduce Title Pick
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

An honest, informative, and ultimately optimistic novel about living with mental illness.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Fortunati tackles social stigma and mental health realistically and honestly.”—Publishers Weekly

“Recommend to readers who enjoy realistic fiction, want to learn more about bipolar disorder, or have a similar disorder.”—SLJ

“Everyone takes a unique path to their dark places, but Karen Fortunati’s portrayal of the road back is inspiring.” —Trouble Is a Friend of Mine

This book absolutely floored me. It tore me apart and rebuilt me, in the best possible way. It is by far the best depiction of depression that I’ve read in a very long time. I spent the last half of the book in grateful tears, filled with a deep recognition that gave me hope for life and love for Catherine. I cannot express enough what this book meant to me. Read it. It’ll change you.” -Flannery Fitch, Bookshop Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) 

“You might think that a story about having bipolar disorder would be depressing. But this story will lift you up, open your eyes, and make even your darkest ‘Zero’ moments seem manageable. Everyone should read this book. It will help you face those bad times, and it will help you appreciate the good times.” -Clarissa Murphy, Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA) 

A real story that needs to be told about bipolar disorder and how it affects someone who is afflicted by thisThe Weight of Zero also concentrates on the value of good doctoring, strong support from family and friends, and the will to continue living.” -Kathy Taber, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore (Indianapolis, IN)

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