Waiting on Wednesday: The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati

Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2016

   Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine in which we discuss our most anticipated upcoming releases.

   The book:


The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
Expected Publication: September 6th 2016 by Delacorte Press
Number of Pages: 400 Pages (Hardcover)
Series: No

   Seventeen-year-old Cath knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. With Zero only temporarily restrained by the latest med du jour, time is running out. In an old ballet shoebox, Catherine stockpiles meds, preparing to take her own life when Zero next arrives.
   But Zero’s return is delayed. Unexpected relationships along with the care of a new psychiatrist start to alter Catherine's perception of her diagnosis. But will this be enough? This is a story of loss and grief and hope and how the many shapes of love – maternal, romantic and platonic – impact a young woman’s struggle with mental illness. (goodreads.com)

   My thoughts:


   When I saw a tweet about this book I immediately knew that yes, this is definitely something I'm interested in. In true Alice fashion this is a hard topic book dealing with depression and bipolar disorder, which, let's face it, screams my name. You know how dear books with hard topics are to my heart so of course I want this book asap. Because I'm me, I've already contacted the author for an interview and everything because I'm intrigued as heck by this book. Mental illnesses are definitely something we need to discuss more in our society, meaning that YA books about them are incredibly valuable, in my opinion, so September can't come quick enough for me so I can read this!
   I so wouldn't mind getting an ARC of it, just saying... ;)

   Let me know in the comments below or via twitter (@Alice_Reeds) which books you're waiting for this Wednesday!
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