Author - Chelsea Pitcher
Genre - Mystery, Suicide, High School
Source - NetGalley
Synopsis - Lizzie wasn't the first student at Verity High School to kill herself this year. But the difference is, she didn't go quietly.
First it was SLUT scribbled all over the school’s lockers. But one week after Lizzie Hart takes her own life, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie’s own looping scrawl. Photocopies of her diary show up in the hands of her classmates. And her best friend, Angie, is enraged.
Angie had stopped talking to Lizzie on prom night, when she caught Lizzie in bed with her boyfriend. Too heartbroken to let Lizzie explain the hookup or to intervene when Lizzie gets branded Queen of the Sluts and is cruelly bullied by her classmates, Angie left her best friend to the mercy of the school, with tragic results.
But with this new slur, Angie’s guilt transforms into anger that someone is still targeting Lizzie even after her death. Using clues from Lizzie’s diary and aided by the magnetic, mysterious Jesse, Angie begins relentlessly investigating who, exactly, made Lizzie feel life was no longer worth living. And while she might claim she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, her anguish over abandoning and then losing her best friend drives Angie deeper into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out.
It's seems all I'm doing lately it writing reviews about books that I don't enjoy. I apologize and unfortunately today's review isn't going to change.I read 28% percent of The S-Word before I skipped to the ending. It was just so god damn boring and slow.
When you read this type of book, a who-dun-it... You want the author to be able to give you the situation and then unravel the pieces. Every chapter you're learning something new and it keeps you reading. In The S-Word...Nothing. It was incredibly frustrating and I didn't like any of the characters, so there was nothing that made me want to continue reading.
I wouldn't call this book YA either. Teen yes, maybe even Children's Fiction?
My first 0/5 rating. I skipped it... Says it all really.
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