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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 Leagueobsessed 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
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ISBN : 9781534410442
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Status : Available For Download
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500 Words or Less Reviews

  • julianna ➹

    the mc's thought process is basically a depiction of all my darkest thoughts on sleepless nights

    Maybe I was broken inside,

    with a moral compass

    that no longer pointed north.

    Or maybe I just wanted

    to be wanted,

    to be heard,

    to be seen,

    by someone.


    500 Words or Less is about a half-Chinese, half-white girl who went through a breakup in the past and basically lost the friends most important to her. And while she's trying to discover herself, she starts a business where she starts writing college a ...more

  • ❈ laura ❈

    “Maybe I was broken inside,

    with a moral compass

    that no longer pointed north.

    Or maybe I just wanted

    to be wanted,

    to be heard,

    to be seen,

    by someone.



    Rep: biracial mc (half-Chinese, half-white)

    TW: cheating, death, loneliness, slut-shaming, parental abandonment.

    I don't know if books written in verse is not my thing, but what I know is that this book wasn't for me.

    In 500 Words or Less we follow Nic Chen who started her senior year after she went through a breakup after she cheated on her ...more

  • Yusra  ✨

    i'm trash for well-written novel in verse

  • Aryssa

    Some of the verse language was really beautiful but it didn't hold that beauty steady over the entire book like Ellen Hopkins does. Looking forward to reading more by the author.

  • 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 diverse cast of characters, this books captures a senior year in high school perfectly. The book's narrator Nic Chen is flawed and messy and falling apart, and such an excellently written character that you can't but help relate to her and her insights to her classmates.

  • Rachel (Life of a Female Bibliophile)

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    500 Words or Less is a novel that focuses on the college application essay that is required to apply to school. Often it takes many brainstorming sessions and some self-reflection (speaking from my own experience). While this book focuses on that aspect of moving on to college, it’s also a powerful and emotional tale about self-discovery.

    The main character Nic is sought out by some of her peers to write essays though she’s been sh

  • Robyn

    Honestly, this one was just meh. Creating a good narrative with prose poetry is tricky and this one was sort of a miss. It was overly maudlin, I didn't really care about the characters, and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason for any of the decisions that the main character made. I just really really didn't care for this book. I wanted to! And I liked some parts of it--it was really interesting to see the story from the main character's point of view, but that wasn't enough for me to like it.

  • Tova

    This book is coming at the most opportune moment in my life. It comes out about a month into what will be my senior year of high school in which I will be applying to colleges and write a lot of applications, essays, and scholarship forms. So basically, I will relate to this like hell (most likely).