Book Review:  The Weight of Zero

The Weight of Zero

by Karen Fortunati

Random House Children’s

Delacorte Press
Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 11 Oct 2016

I was given a copy of The Weight of Zero through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Seventeen year old Catherine Pulaski suffers from Bipolar Disorder and is secretly planning her suicide believing her Mother will be better off without her. 

At school classmates are at times cruel, before her Sophmore year Catherine had friends, but at fifteen when symptoms really began showing up her friends wanted nothing to do with her.

Michael is different though, he doesn’t treat her badly.

Will Catherine realize that though Bipolar Disorder is a lifelong condition, that it is manageable and she is allowed to find happiness, that she can make goals and strive for them.

Will Catherine come to realize suicide is not the answer, that it would only kill her Mom too.

Due to strong language and sensitive subject matters I would recommend this book for fifteen and up.

Four out of five stars

Happy Reading


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