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.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.
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.
What do you think?
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