A huge round of congratulations to debut author Karen Fortunati whose THE WEIGHT OF ZERO made the prestigious New York Public Library Best Books for Kids List!!
From the NYPL website, “In the spirit of giving this holiday season, librarians at The New York Public Library (NYPL) are sharing their recommended reads of 2016 for children and teens.”
BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS
THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
THE WEIGHT OF ZERO is a hopeful look at mental health care and a powerfully moving story of one young woman’s struggle with mental illness and the stigma of treatment.
Bipolar Magazine reviewed THE WEIGHT OF ZERO here:
“The Weight of Zero isn’t your typical Young Adult novel…and I loved it. The foreword mentions that current Young Adult stories are failing teens with mental illness, and it’s true. Most of the related novels recently published feature the protagonist being ’saved’, whether it be from a sudden love interest or a new best friend. We all know this isn’t necessarily how life works and The Weight of Zero is so much more than that. It focuses on the stigma attached to mental illnesses, the internal dialogue one may struggle with, medications and the fear around which ones to take, and the therapist sessions that can feel useless, but also beneficial….The Weight of Zero is one of those books, like Wonder, that everyone, young and old, should read.”
Read more about THE WEIGHT OF ZERO on Karen’s website: www.karenfortunati.com
Say hi and congratulations on twitter @KarenFortunati