There once was a book I just couldn’t finish…The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

June 12, 2013 Chelsea Pitcher, Fun With Limericks, Jaclyn Moriarty 7 ★★

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
Published by Gallery Books on May 7, 2013
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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…

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
The S-Word might not be what you think
It’s not about the stuff that stinks
“You’re a slut,” they said
‘Til she ended up dead
But guess who is the actual fink


7 Responses to “There once was a book I just couldn’t finish…The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher”

  1. Tsukikomew

    I totally understand about the glut of netgalley books to review. I have about forty left to review and the majority of them came out between march and now. So I cut way back on the number requested and am trying to read through them all while reading things I want to read so I don’t burn out. This was a neat idea for small reviews of books you can’t come up with long reviews for.

    Tsuki @ Tsuki’s Books

  2. Bookworm1858

    I read and mostly liked both of these books but I love your idea to write about why they didn’t work for you as limericks-neat concept! Definitely something to consider doing for future DNF posts.

  3. Asti

    Ha! I love your limericks! I own a copy of A Corner of White but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Might hold off on it for a bit if it’s a DNF!

  4. Hannah

    You said fink. Awesome.

    We all go NG crazy when we start reviewing. That novelty quickly wears off and then we’re left with a pile of un-reviewed books.

  5. Holly Bryan

    Love this!!! Darn fine creative way to at least say SOMETHING about the books, since you did request them, and at least put them out there for others to discover. Creative and smart – I like it!

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