The Weight of Zero

Finished The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati. 

Catherine is a teenage girl who has been diagnosed as bipolar. She knows it’s a chronic condition and has already tried to kill herself once. She’s doing OK right now but knows it’s only a matter of time before the crippling depression part (which she calls Zero) returns. When it does, she’ll kill herself–but before that happens, she has a few things she wants to do. 

I love this book. Catherine is impossible not to love, even as she guards herself from everyone around her. She wants a life for herself but is afraid to try for one because she knows the inexorable nature of her diagnosis, which can be managed but not beaten. And I love the people who love her anyway. 

Highly recommended. 


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