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When Carolyn Lessing moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the juniors at Adams High. Gorgeous, stylish, a great student and gifted athlete without a mean girl bone in her body Carolyn is gobbled up right away by the school's cliques. She even begins dating a senior, Shane, whose on again/off again girlfriend Brooke becomes Carolyn's bitter romantic rival. When a make-out video of Carolyn and Shane makes the rounds, Carolyn goes from golden girl to slut in an instant, with Brooke and her best friend responsible for the campaign.

Carolyn is hounded and focused on, and becomes more and more private. Questions about her family and her habits torture her. But a violent confrontation with Shane and Brooke in the student parking lot is the last attack Carolyn can take.

A novel to drop us all back into the intensity of our high school years, WEIGHTLESS is a startling and assured debut.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting, agile, and beautifully judged…Will capture the imagination of different generations of readers. Superb.”

    Colum McCann, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Riveting, agile, and beautifully judged: one of those essential stories that will capture the imagination of different generations of readers. Superb. Colum McCann

  • A provocative and timely novel.... Its subject matter is universal; parents and children around the world will recognise the difficult and fractured society it depicts. John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Weightless is...the work of a gifted storyteller with important things to say about the world we and our children inhabit. It is intelligent and nuanced but urgently relevant, and it's bravely and beautifully written. Joseph O'Connor, author of Star of the Sea

  • “Brings us right into the middle of bullying, twenty-first-century style, in a novel that is chilling, engrossing, and very, very impressive.”

    Roddy Doyle, Man Booker Prize–winning author

  • “Andi Arndt’s skillful narration…superbly voices the reactions of Carolyn’s peers to this attractive outsider. With a soft Southern drawl, she sketches the cast of the school, including male and female students, teachers, parents, and coaches. But the weight of the narration—and Arndt’s most artful depiction—is carried by the ‘we’ that voices most of the story. This innovative point of view captures the group of teenaged girls who witness—and, in a way, assist in—Carolyn’s tragic downfall. Provocative and fully engaging, this is a production that will haunt listeners. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Takes a skillfully nuanced approach to the high school mean girls drama plot….while offering deep insights.”

    Library Journal

  • “In this finely crafted debut, Bannan skillfully delivers a tale of modern-day bullying…[with] a haunting sense of immediacy…Bannan’s provocative novel will stay with readers long after they finish it and should be an especially effective read for teens.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In her strong debut, Bannan elicits the collectivity of the teenage mindset…This unnamed ‘we,’ implicated in Carolyn’s story, raises haunting and urgent questions regarding personal responsibility and the culture of bullying in the age of social media.”

    Booklist

  • “The story’s unusual point of view—first person plural—makes the reader feel involved and question who’s really to blame for what happens.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Provocative and timely…Parents and children around the world will recognize the difficult and fractured society it depicts.”

    John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • Weightless is…the work of a gifted storyteller with important things to say about the world we and our children inhabit. It is intelligent and nuanced but urgently relevant, and it’s bravely and beautifully written.”

    Joseph O’Connor, author of Ghost Light

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Sarah Bannan grew up in New York, Texas, Florida, and Alabama. She is the head of literature for the Irish Arts Council and lives in Dublin.

About the Narrator

Andi Arndt is a professional voice actor, the winner of a 2017 Audie Award for Best Romance, and winner of two Earphones Awards.