I also liked that towards the end she started loving herself again and she grew to love someone else as well. I need someone to talk with about this book, lol. 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. The day I finished this novel, I found out that a guy I had grown up with before losing contact with him when we were 12, had died at 18. If you read this book, be sure to let me know how you feel.
Good luck with your next read! Otherwise, I liked how emotional it was and the fact that the plot is based on an issue still going strong in society today. Overall, The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher was a riveting read. Mark and Kate's adventure is one I will be thinking about for a long time to come. Guilt does crazy things to people and you can never really know how to deal or how others will deal. Leave me a comment below with your pick! 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. Like the main topics: bullying and abuse.
I usually pull a few of the best quotes to share with you, but the whole thing was so fabulous, I'm sharing it all! It was almost impossible to put down during the last half. Regardless, I loved that this book looked into the effects and the reasons behind why we define people with a tag. Her young adult debut The S-Word was published by Simon and Schuster. Her Faerie Revolutions duology is published by Flux. When I started reading the S-Word I found it very intriguing, the storyline pulled me in.
I thought that was a good way of letting readers enter the mind of someone who obviously had a lot of pain to deal with. I ended up really loving it, and highly recommend it for all. I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I like the background story of Lizzie and finding out the truth about what really happened. I think I just went into thinking it was something else. 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.
Sure, suicide is always dark but some authors might have handled it with a little lighter tone. I just had to know how it ended. Why did you keep your talent from us for so long? The very first page throws everything at you. And even though I didn't exactly relate with her character, there were attributes I thought came out really well: feeling regret and the sense of hatred towards everyone as well as herself. I've been married for almost 10 years to a wonderful guy who puts up with my book hoarding.
With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. The narration I found was very choppy and at times rather unsympathetic and harsh which I really didn't like when talking about these themes. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. If I'm not chasing 2 rambunctious boys, changing a diaper, or cleaning up endless piles of Hot Wheels, then I might be reading. With stories by: Beth Revis Gretchen McNeil Joelle Charbonneau Justina Ireland Geoffrey Girard Lydia Kang Phoebe North Lenore Appelhans Mindy McGinnis R. What should I read and review? The one thing is pretty obvious right from the start but the mystery is very interesting.
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. 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. In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. Your review makes it sound like something I might really like. Comments can, most of the time, make my day. The S Word does have a good solid plot and the mystery elements of the book is fantastic.
Wee Care Community Outreach's group is set up to involve the world wide community to see whats new in literacy programs, discuss the importance of literacy, request donations from authors for literacy programs, book discussions. The synopsis looked promising and the book had a great opening and read like a mystery novel. Although, I should count that review with a grain of salt because the particular reviewer has some different tastes than me and I end up loving things she hates. I was scared I would be all alone with no one to hang out with. It all mostly works though. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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. This book pulled alot of heart strings and really got you to think deep down. Maybe even of all time. My biggest emotional connection to the story was Lizzie. It makes the story fast paced and intense. There was also the element of surprise when I found out who really wrote the awful things after Lizzie's death.
. It should be punished… But this book is great, so you are forgiven. I started this blog in 2008 because I desperately needed somewhere to talk about books with people that love them as much as I do. It's heartbreaking in a way, and I think that just adds more and more to the intensity of this novel. I'm not sure how I felt about these characters in the end.