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Winner! Congratulations to THE WEIGHT OF ZERO!

A huge round of congratulations to Karen Fortunati whose debut young adult novel, THE WEIGHT OF ZERO, won the Connecticut Center for the Book’s Best Book For Young Readers Award!

THE WEIGHT OF ZERO is an ILA Young Adult Honor Book, a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2016 Indies Introduce book and was featured in Seventeen Magazine.

Kirkus gave this book a glowing review saying, “An honest, informative, and ultimately optimistic novel about living with mental illness.”

Publishers Weekly said, “Debut novelist Fortunati tackles social stigma and mental health realistically and honestly through the candid voice of Catherine Pulaski, a 17-year-old with bipolar disorder…Fortunati doesn’t shy away from detailing Cath’s despair but is very clear that with treatment, there is hope.”

Read more about the CT Center for the Book and the winners of the Connecticut Book Awards here!

Learn more about THE WEIGHT OF ZERO on Karen’s website:

Say hi and congratulations on twitter @KarenFortunati