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 in a culture that refuses to protect them.
Title: All the Rage
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: April 14. 2015
First Sentence: “the boy is beautiful.”
Last Sentence: “I want you to look at me.”
My Rating: 4/5 <3<3<3<3
This book was an emotional roller coaster, from start to finish. The main character Romy is from a small town, on the wrong side of the tracks. The whole time through this book I felt rage and I felt Romy’s sadness and just wanted to reach out and hug her. When you are reading a book like this it is very easy to get caught up and feel all these emotions. I caught myself getting so angry when kids at school would bully her and call her liar, how can the say that to someone who is clearly suffering. Rape is probably one of the hardest thing to read or write about and I think the author did an amazing job putting all the pain and anger in this book. There is a mystery in here but it didn’t have a big roll in the story, I think the author added it in nicely. The only thing that really got under my skin, is Kellans absents from this whole book. I mean he is mentioned but that is about it. I feel like most people agree this book really brings out rage in you, the whole time I just wanted to protect Romy.
Rape happens all the time and it’s sad to think that some people aren’t believed. Our society needs to make a bigger point to protect these girls or guys who come forward, not make them feel like they are in the wrong. This book depicts this so well and as a human being it should get you angry. I recommend everyone reading this and feeling all the rage.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada, where she divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word processing program. She is also the author of What Goes Around, This is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, Cracked Up to Be, and Please Remain Calm.