All the Rage (Courtney Summers)

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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’m sleepy.

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I loved the cover of this book. It caught my attention almost immediately. I think the cover is the coolest thing about All the Rage.

After I finished the book, I went back and read the synopsis like I do wth all of my books when I finish. When I did this, I realized how completely misleading it was. So please, if you’re a blurb reader just ignore this one. I don’t even know where the author pulled it from.

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When I read books with subjects and topics such as the ones that are included in All the Rage I have very high expectations. These are topics that have to be executed just right. It can’t be cheesy and underwritten. It has to pack punches. This had none.

The biggest issue for me was the construction and execution of the story line. There was no clarity to us as a reader. The before and now portions of the book just left me baffled. Not to mention there was NO structure to the story in the least bit. Besides “the search” can someone tell me the main plot of this story? Spoiler alert: No. You can’t.

The “mystery” aspect of this book was just lost in the sub-par writing that made me feel very sleepy along with the redundant characters who were such a cliché.

Basically, I’m glad I didn’t spend any money on this book. I’m glad my library had a copy for me to check out.

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