Saturday, 11 May 2013
Book Review: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
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.
The S-Word was a very interesting book, It incorporates the harsh reality of what modern high schools could be like, how one bad decision can ruin someone's reputation and cruel words can ruin someone's life. First I have never read a book like the S-word before in the context of Suicide/Death. When I started reading the S-Word I found it very intriguing, the storyline pulled me in. I like the writing style of Chelsea Pitcher and they way she captured the hurt, passion and feelings of a teen that not only had her friend sleep with her boyfriend but that friend committed suicide and she had to deal with the after mat. I liked the character of Angie, I thought she was written very well and when someone don't like her consent 'obsession' with finding out who cause all the pain to her friend, I found it something that a true real friend would do in a way. I also liked the structure of the novel with the Dairy Entry of Lizzie's in-between the dialogue of the novel, it's very different and it was enjoyable to read. This book pulled alot of heart strings and really got you to think deep down. A few negatives I have to point out are that there could have been more character building in Characters not so much Lizzie but Angie and the book did drag on a little bit. But Overall I liked the book quite a bit