Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chelsea Pitcher: THE S-WORD

Chelsea Pitcher is a native of Portland, OR where she received her BA in English Literature. 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. Her fictional endeavors include neo-noir mystery, contemporary, urban fantasy, magical realism and slightly futuristic dystopian, generally for teens (but not always).

Her debut novel THE S-WORD will be published by Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster) on May 7, 2013

Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, her blog and her website.

Her superstitions include a healthy obsession with the numbers 3, 7 and 13, and a stubborn resistance to singing along with song lyrics about death, i.e. "Dance until we die," "So happy I could die," or "Dance like it's the last night of your life," because these lyrics often come in threes (being part of the chorus) and it's just better not to mess with such things.

THE S-WORD:

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.

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