All The Rage by Courtney Summers
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.
With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out,All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?
My Thoughts: I really wanted to love All The Rage! And while I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it as much as I have with other Summer’s books!
We are introduced to Romy who is sort of an outcast. She wasn't always this way. Its been a recent thing. She used to have friends and was always doing something but now things are different. Everyone thinks she is a liar. She has started thinking of herself as the before and after.
A bunch of girls torture her basically. They steal her clothes and do mean things to her.She isn’t safe anywhere from their bullying. Except a small little diner she works at. Nobody there really knows her story. She goes to work and gets the job done. There is also a boy named Leon who works with her that she has an interest in.
I liked All The Rage. It was raw and emotional. But dealing with rape and all the feelings that come along with it, I had a hard time getting into this one. I think its just been my reading mood. Right now, I just need happy romantic reads and this one was very deep for me at the moment.
Overall: I did like Romy as a main character. I understood where she was coming from and I could relate to her anger and the way she looked at life. I also liked Leon and how he wanted to be more than what he was. I liked the overall tone of this one but I think I liked some of Courtney Summer’s other books a bit more. I'd say this was between a 3.5 and 4 cupcake rating!
Cover: Like it! Its dark and haunting, I’d pick it up!
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