Review: All The Rage
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Stand Alone
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 14th 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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?
I really love stories that are not only realistic but just raw. This book has so many raw emotions that at the end, I had no idea how to even contain myself. I didn’t even know how to even begin to separated my emotions. There was sadness, anger, bitterness and just everything in between.
Plot: To warn others, this story is about rape. So if you are sensitive to the subject I suggest you take care when reading it. Moving on…the plot is well done. I like how it starts off with this girl just wanting to be seen. She wants to be notice. It’s all in an innocent kind of way. You can tell that this girl wants to fit in. But instead things turn awful for her in a snap. The plot definitely pulls the reader in a state where you want to help so much. You just want to make things right. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I wanted to help.
Survivor: After all that she been thorough, the bulling is what got me. What worse is that its girls that are bullying her? Like really? How can you bully your own friend? How can you stand there and watch it happened? I can tell you that this part of the book just made me angry.
Ending: The end made me a bit more okay once I saw things coming together. It was a tough thing to read but I really like how this author just captures more than rape. She captures every emotion that follows and the people who contribute to it.
I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Summers. She is surely one author you must read.