THE S-WORD by Chelsea Pitcher – Exclusive Trailer Reveal and Giveaway

Chelsea Pitcher’s THE S-WORD is a contemporary YA debut dealing with social issues a TON of high school students face today, which hits shelves from Gallery Book (Simon & Schuster), May 7th 2013. And today, I’m excited to exclusively reveal Chelsea’s trailer! First, check out the eye-catching cover, read the synopsis, and watch the trailer! And don’t forget – you can win a copy of THE S-WORD!

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.

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. Angie’s quest for the truth behind Lizzie’s suicide is addictive and thrilling, and her razor-sharp wit and fierce sleuthing skills makes her impossible not to root for—even when it becomes clear that both avenging Lizzie and avoiding self-destruction might not be possible

Chelsea Pitcher

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.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for: THE TRAILER!

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Thanks to the generous (and sweet) Chelsea Pitcher, I’ve got a copy of THE S-WORD available to one lucky reader of IceyBooks! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



  1. Reply

    Chelsea Pitcher

    April 16, 2013

    Thanks so much for hosting the reveal!! You rock!! :)

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    Jenea Whittington

    April 16, 2013

    The trailer is awesome. Definitely need to add this one.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    Peggy Eddleman

    April 16, 2013

    I love it! So much awesome here!

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    April 16, 2013

    Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Nicole McInnes

    April 16, 2013

    Wow, what a cool trailer, Chelsea! Congratulations!

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    Kim (YA Asylum)

    April 16, 2013

    The trailer is really cool — completely caught my attention. As did the blurb and the cover! Can't wait to read this one :)

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    Holly Letson

    April 17, 2013

    Love the trailer. Short and to the point.

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    April 18, 2013

    Great trailer! This book is on my want list. (And, ugh, do I hate the s-word. It's gross.)

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    Chelsea Pitcher

    April 20, 2013

    Aw, thanks for all the awesome comments, you guys!! You're the best!