I would suggest you not be put off by the mixed reviews online, nor be swayed by the writing because the book does make a good conversation starter, especially towards the end — its got me gripped into my seat. 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. Your review makes it sound like something I might really like. 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. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. I liked how this novel dabbled in many genres - thriller, contemporary, romance, mystery, all working quite well.
This is a hard-hitting novel with many uncomfortable moments, surprising revelations, themes that need to be addressed far more often and at it's heart, a dark, intense narrative that does make you think. The S Word had a lot of potential to be good, great even, but the execution was lacking and in some ways perhaps even too much. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. I'm pretty excited about it too and hope I'm not too disappointed. Take a look around the blog! I didn't see that one coming so good job Chelsea, in keeping me interested. Otherwise, I liked how emotional it was and the fact that the plot is based on an issue still going strong in society today. Since then I've become a Mom to two incredible, rambunctious little boys, Finn and Rowan.
Mark and Kate's adventure is one I will be thinking about for a long time to come. So for this book, five crowns. His father is the unpredictable one. However, Angie's own anguish and anger over Lizzie's death and abandoning her best friend in her final weeks bubbles to the surface threatening to consume Angie. I don't know, maybe I'm just being critical or there is a purpose for having it that way but regardless, for me it just didn't work that well.
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. Regardless, I loved that this book looked into the effects and the reasons behind why we define people with a tag. But Overall I liked the book quite a bit. Angie is uncomfortable but also conflicted. All in all, it was a good story, with the exception that some things seemed off and sometimes didn't make sense.
What should I read and review? I keep wanting to pick it up. The very first page throws everything at you. What authors might forget is that these are teens. The synopsis looked promising and the book had a great opening and read like a mystery novel. The critters he can handle. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy.
I hope you find some new books to love. Like the main topics: bullying and abuse. If you read this book, be sure to let me know how you feel. Lizzie's entries were like poetry; sorrowful and sweet moments that happened in her life. If a book can do that well, I'll support it until the end. I was intrigued with the whole bully angle and was hoping for a really good story involving that.
Her young adult debut The S-Word was published by Simon and Schuster. The writing is great and I was hooked to the story from the first sentence. The weeks that follow make her life a living hell leading to Lizzie committing suicide. Its sad that her best friend, Angie, wasn't brave enough to stand up for her and try to make it stop. I am kind of a sucker for them. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves.
A week after the funeral, pages from Lizzie's diary and graffiti start to circulate around the school. I found the idea that a whole school would turn against one person quite extreme in my opinion because I doubt the things that happen to Lizzie would go that far. Angie starts an investigation into finding out who drove Lizzie to her death and avenge Lizzie. It makes the story fast paced and intense. Well needless to say I was kind of disappointed. They had problems, but each character had their own set of problems, some of which overlapped. Good luck with your next read! Wee Care Community Outreach's group is set up to involve the world wide community to see whats new in literacy progra Calling all authors and readers! The book does shed light on many real life situations and can certainly start a conversation.
An emotion so powerful you either knew that book was the best thing you ever read … or the worst? But the thing that kept The S Word from being great for me is the romance. So when I wanted something a little more serious for my holiday reading, I knew this was the best book for that. Other things I thought were well delivered was the strong factor of the effects of bullying, and the main character wanting do something about it the more mature she got throughout the story. As I read in one review for this book, both Angie and Lizzie are very dramatic and I think it's this that stopped me enjoying the story completely. We couldn't really get to know who Lizzie really was, based on her narration but it was great that the author revealed diary entries. My biggest emotional connection to the story was Lizzie. 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.