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My Year Zero

by Rachel Gold

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Lauren thinks she has a pretty good life—so why is it that she feels crazy most of the time? She figures it’s nothing she can’t fix by getting her first girlfriend and doing better at school. But how is she ever going to find a girlfriend in Duluth, Minnesota?

When she meets a group of kids who are telling a science fiction story online and gets invited down to the Twin Cities, she gets more attention than she ever expected, from two very different girls: charming Sierra and troublesome Blake.

Blake helps Lauren understand that she’s not the crazy one in her life. But Blake’s attention—and insights into life and living with bipolar disorder—threaten to destroy everything Lauren has created for herself, including her relationship with Sierra.



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Genre New Adult, Romance
Length 286 pages
Publication Date March 15, 2016
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594934827
Editor Julia Watts
Cover Designer Kristin Smith


GCLS Goldie Awards
My Year ZeroWinner, Young Adult.

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Lambda Literary Review
Gold has skillfully written a story with timely topics for navigating the slippery approach to adulthood, ranging from sex and sexuality, relationships, self-discovery, overcoming difficulties with authority figures, parental bullying and neglect, and bipolar disorder. My Year Zero…will appeal to both young and more experienced adults, meeting difficult topics head-on with a compelling story (and a masterful story-within-a-story) written to both inform and entertain.

Praise for Rachel Gold

Just Girls
, Young Adult.

GCLS Goldie Awards

Being Emily Winner, Dramatic/General Fiction.


Moonbeam Children's Awards

Being Emily Gold Medal, Young Adult - Mature Issues.

Lambda Literary Awards
Being Emily — Finalist!

Young Adult Services Library Association
Being Emily 2013 Collection Recommendation

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