Sunday, May 5, 2013

Blog Tour & ARC Review: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher + Giveaway!

Hey gang! Welcome everyone to The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher blog tour hosted by Itching for Books. Today is my stop on this fantastic tour and I will be sharing with you my review on the book. I really enjoyed The S-Word, more than I thought I would. :) I hope my review will help convince you all to go RUN out and buy this book. Enjoy! Please leave me a comment on my review. I would love to know what you think. 

Title: The S-Word
Authors: Chelsea Pitcher
Number of Pages: 304
Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Gallery Books
Source: Publisher - ARC paperback
Genre: Realistic Fiction > Mystery
Reading Level: Young Adult

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.

Purchase/Pre-order @ Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | Simon and Schuster

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The S-Word is one of the most heart-breaking and thought provoking books I have read. Why? These things really do happen. This raw and realistic read tells the story of a girl who is so deeply tormented for a wrong choice and with no place else to turn she takes her life.

Lizzie has been publicly branded a SLUT with a capital S!
On the night of prom, Lizzie is caught in bed by Angie her best friend in the arms of her boyfriend. Big Mistake! Angie dumps her cheating boyfriend, Drake and is now ignoring Lizzie, doing her best to pretend she does not exists. Until the word...

...appears all over Lizzie locker. The one thing Angie never expected was for Lizzie to stay silent during everything. No apologies, no excuses, no nothing! The entire school has turn against Lizzie including Angie....and with no place else to turn.... LIZZIE. KILLS. HERSELF.

Only now the word SLUT is replaced with:

SUICIDE SLUT Lizzie's handwriting...

Angie is now faced with trying to uncover the mystery of why Lizzie killed herself, and what REALLY happen on prom night....a night that changed Angie and Lizzie's lives forever!

If I had to describe this book is just three words they would be:


The S-Word totally blew me away. So many raw and  heart-rending emotions while reading. I felt so bad for what Lizzie felt she had to do but also to see the way Angie her best friend dealt with her death.
But what Angie does after the death of her friend is what really makes the story interesting. The uncovering of what really happen to Lizzie and who is the blame turned my mind completely upside down.
 The main character, Angie is a huge part of what makes this book so good. Her self-discovery, path to forgiveness, and learning to trust and love again. Now while I feel some of you may be a bit apprehensive of such sensitive subjects throughout the book (I was too at first) I would at least given it a try. Not only did I completing adore The S-Word but I felt I learned something too, which for me is a huge plus.

Author, Chelsea Pitcher has written such a beautifully raw novel that will captivate it's readers long after the final pages. One of my favorite reads by far this I will remember for a lifetime. 

 Totally Awesome! I loved it, would read again.

About The Author: Chelsea Pitcher

Find Chelsea @

Chelsea Pitcher is a native of Portland, OR where she received her BA in English Literature. Fascinated by all things literary, she began gobbling up stories as soon as she could read, and especially enjoys delving into the darker places to see if she can draw out some light. 

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  1. Great review. Glad you liked it. Thanks for participating.

  2. Thank you SO much for your beautiful, sweet review! And I loved all your creativity in the way you designed the post!!!

  3. Thank you Shane. :) I am glad I could join.

    Aww, your so very welcome Chelsea. I am so happy you enjoyed it.

    - Beckie

  4. This book sounds like a very good murder mystery. I'm intrigue and want to know who did it. Thanks for the book description.

  5. Beckie what an awesome review, I saw this touring @ Itching for Books but unfortunately I didn't participate in the tour and I'm regretting the choice now :( Will definitely get it ASAP! I love books that you remember long after it's last pages :)

    ~ Ange

  6. I can't wait to get my hands on The S Word! It seems like an amazing book.
    Great review :)

  7. I liked this one a lot too! I totally agree with everything you said Chelsea wrote such a good debut!

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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