Google+ Reading Teen: Cover Reveal: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cover Reveal: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Lizzie wasn’t the first student at Verity High School to kill herself this year. But the difference is, she didn’t go quietly. 

We are really excited to share this new cover of The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher.  The S-Word will be available January 2013 from Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster).  It sounds like a really interesting read, and we're eager to get our hands on it!  


First it was SLUT scribbled all over the school's lockers.

But one week after Lizzie Hart 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.
I love the cover! I think it really stands out, and I love all the gouge-marks. It's going to be even more interesting in print, since the gouge-marks you can see on the image will actually be blind embossed (embossed without ink), which will add extra dimension.

What do you think?

You can mark it on your Goodreads here, or go ahead and pre-order it here!  If you'd like to learn more about the book, follow Chelsea on Twitter, & check out her website!


  1. Wow, what a fabulous cover! Congratulations, Chelsea - I can't wait to read it!

  2. So striking and original, and I bet it'll look even better in person. Definitely adding to my To Read list!

    1. It really is striking, isn't it? I can't wait to see it in real life, with all the marks all over it.

  3. Very cool cover, Chelsea! How exciting. I love the textured look.

  4. I like that the story will be told from Angie's Pov. You can tell it will be an emotional rollercoaster.

  5. This sounds so good, and the cover is awesome.

  6. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! I'm so in love with this cover and so thrilled I get to share it with all of you!!! And thank you to Reading Teen for hosting this fabulous cover reveal!!!

  7. Wow, Chelsea. Super powerful cover. Congratulations!

  8. Simple yet powerful! Its perfect. You, my lady, are amazing! Congrats :)

  9. Thank you so much!!!! I'm so grateful for all the kind words and support! Woot!

  10. Squeal!! This looks so good, Chelsea!!! Adding to my GoodReads now!!

  11. Aw, thank you!!!! That is awesome!!


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