Waiting on Wednesday: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

My pick this week..."The S-Word" by Chelsea Pitcher
Expected Release Date: May 7, 2013

From Goodreads:
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.(less)

My Thoughts:
This one immediately caught my attention.  I am surrounded by high schoolers kids all day...and I'm curious to see how they are portrayed here.  It reminds me a bit about "Thirteen Reasons Why"...which my students LOVE.  I'm hoping this one strikes a similar hunger in them.  Dark?  Perhaps.  But definitely on the top of my TBR list :)

7 comments:

  1. I've not heard of it - I'm definitely intrigued now! :) Great choice - thanks for sharing.

    My Wishing and Waiting

    Brandy

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    1. I'm loving all the new debut author novels I've been running across...and this meme is awesome for helping us all with that!

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  2. I already have the book on my to-read list and I would love to get my hands on this one when it comes out. It sounds pretty interesting too. Great pick! I hope you enjoy reading it when you get the chance to.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. Wonderful, Martina! Happy the word is spreading about this novel!!

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  3. Thank you so much for featuring my book! And thanks to all the great commenters!! :)

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    1. Hi Chelsea! Thanks for posting!! We are SO excited for your debut novel...we are all rooting for you!!!

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