Published by Gallery Books on May 7, 2013
First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker.
But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie's looping scrawl.
Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she's caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. But someone isn’t letting her go quietly. As graffiti and photocopies of Lizzie’s diary plaster the school, Angie begins a relentless investigation into who, exactly, made Lizzie feel she didn’t deserve to keep living. And while she claims she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, Angie's own anguish over abandoning her best friend will drive her deep into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out.
Debut author Chelsea Pitcher daringly depicts the harsh reality of modern high schools, where one bad decision can ruin a reputation, and one cruel word can ruin a life. Angie’s quest for the truth behind Lizzie’s suicide is addictive and thrilling, and her razor-sharp wit and fierce sleuthing skills makes her impossible not to root for—even when it becomes clear that both avenging Lizzie and avoiding self-destruction might not be possible.
When I started my blog four months ago, I went a little nuts on NetGalley and Edelweiss. I’ve now hit the point where I have more than a handful of unread and/or un-reviewed books that are past their publication dates. I’m working my way through them, but I’ve come across a couple that I just couldn’t finish, or that I finished, but can’t form enough coherent thoughts to write a proper review. So, I’ve done the most logical thing possible, and I’ve decided to write limericks to express my thoughts on The S-Word. I did actually read all of The S-Word, but my review has just flummoxed me. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it, and I just couldn’t string together more than two or three sentences about it. Without further ado…