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THE WEIGHT OF ZERO named to 2016 BEA YA Book Buzz List!

WeightofZero_front cover new12.inddHuge congratulations to debut author Karen Fortuanti whose contemporary young adult THE WEIGHT OF ZERO was just named to the 2016 Book Expo America (BEA) YA Book Buzz List!

I’m headed to Book Expo tomorrow to celebrate with the Delacorte team in person – thank you to our reviewers for this tremendous honor!

From the Shelf Awareness Press Release:
Karen Fortunati’s novel The Weight of Zero, about a 17-year-old girl named Catherine who struggles with bipolar disorder, is another Indies Introduce selection and will be available October 11 from Delacorte Press. Zero is what Catherine calls the crushing depression that her bipolar disorder inflicts on her. Zero has driven Catherine to attempt suicide once, and as she waits for Zero’s inevitable return, she begins to plan for another one. But gradually her family, friends and a new course of treatment start to show her that life may be worth living. Hermans of Oblong Books and Music said The Weight of Zero “looks fabulous.”

THE WEIGHT OF ZERO releases October 11, 2016 – follow Karen’s book launch on her website at

Say hi and congratulations on twitter @KarenFortunati