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Available today in paperback!

Congratulations to Karen Fortunati – her brilliant debut young adult novel, THE WEIGHT OF ZERO, is available today in paperback!

An ABA Indies Introduce Title Pick!
New York Public Library Best Book for Teens!
Winner of the 2017 Connecticut Book Award for Best Book in the Young Reader category

Originally published in October 2016, THE WEIGHT OF ZERO gathered stunning reviews and won readers’ hearts.

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

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

“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)

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