Waiting on Wednesday #5: The S-Word

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!
This week, I'm anxiously awaiting:

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
Expected Publication: May 7, 2013.
Publisher: Gallery Books.

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Why I'm excited: The summary really got me on this one. It deals with some tough subjects and I'm interested in the idea of a girl doing whatever it takes to figure out what happened to her best friend while dealing with some serious issues of her own. The idea of all the mystery is intriguing as well.


  1. Replies
    1. Yeah, I thought so! I'm excited! And it comes out just before my birthday, which is always fun :)

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my book!! :)

    1. Chelsea, thank you very much for stopping by! :)
      As soon as I read about the book I knew I had to feature it. It looks great!

    2. Thank you!! That's so great to hear :)


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