500 Words or Less

500 Words or Less

Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as the girl who cheated on her charismatic and lovable boyfriend. To redefine her reputation among her Ivy League–obsessed classmates, Nic begins writing their college admissions essays.

But the more essays Nic writes for other people, the less sure she becomes of herself, the kind of person she is, and whether her moral compass even points north anymore.

Title:500 Words or Less
ISBN:9781534410442
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    500 Words or Less Reviews

  • Whitney Atkinson

    There was nothing particularly wrong with this book, but it was just so mediocre that I know I won't think about it ever again. I didn't really understand why this book needed to be written in verse b...

  • julianna ?

    the mc's thought process is basically a depiction of all my darkest thoughts on sleepless nightsMaybe I was broken inside,with a moral compassthat no longer pointed north.Or maybe I just wanted to be ...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!*“When I write essays, I write about the emotionally raw moments, the lowest points, the authentic experiences ...

  • Shealea

    The premise is intriguing and quite novel. However, the execution left a lot to be desired. I think this mainly stemmed from the limitations of its format. Frankly, I just could not see why this story...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    “Maybe I was broken inside,with a moral compassthat no longer pointed north.Or maybe I just wanted to be wanted,to be heard,to be seen,by someone.Anyone.”I actually really liked parts of 500 Words...

  • ? laura ?

    “Maybe I was broken inside,with a moral compassthat no longer pointed north.Or maybe I just wanted to be wanted,to be heard,to be seen,by someone.Anyone.” ✰✰ Rep: biracial mc (half-Chinese, h...

  • Yusra  ?

    i'm trash for well-written novel in verse...

  • Joy McCullough

    I absolutely LOVED this gorgeously written novel-in-verse. Full of moral complexity and no easy answers, put this on your TBR!!!...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Nic had lost a lot in the past two years. She lost her mother, her boyfriend, her friends, herself. Her senior year was not the one she imagined, but it was the one, where she came to understand herse...

  • Michelle

    Thank you to #netgalley for a free ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.Raw, real, and an honest look at teens in America, 500 Words or Less is a beautifully written-in prose!!!-book. With a dive...