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The Weight of Zero

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
For fans of 13 Reasons Why and Girl in Pieces, this is a novel that shows the path to hope and life for a girl with mental illness.

Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine's bipolar disorder, almost triumphed once; that was her first suicide attempt.

Being bipolar is forever. It never goes away. The med du jour might work right now, but Zero will be back for her. It's only a matter of time.

And so, in an old ballet-shoe box, Catherine stockpiles medications, preparing to take her own life before Zero can inflict its living death on her again. Before she goes, though, she starts a short bucket list.

The bucket list, the support of her family, new friends, and a new course of treatment all begin to lessen Catherine's sense of isolation. The problem is, her plan is already in place, and has been for so long that she might not be able to see a future beyond it.

This is a story of loss and grief and hope, and how some of the many shapes of love - maternal, romantic, and platonic - affect a young woman's struggle with mental illness and the stigma of treatment.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction    

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Used availability for Karen Fortunati's The Weight of Zero

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Weight of Zero
Author(s): Karen Fortunati
ISBN: 1-101-93889-7 / 978-1-101-93889-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Weight of Zero
Author(s): Karen Fortunati
ISBN: 1-101-93891-9 / 978-1-101-93891-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Weight of Zero
Author(s): Karen Fortunati
ISBN: 1-101-93892-7 / 978-1-101-93892-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Weight of Zero
Author(s): Karen Fortunati
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA