Monday, October 3, 2016

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Bustle, Book Riot, Chicago Public Library, Quill and Quire, and the B&N Teen Blog!
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, Courtney Summers' new novel All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.


3 ways you know you just read a 5 star book. 
1-you can't stop thinking about the characters after "the end".
2-you already can't wait until you read the book again. Cause now you know how you'll remember the way it affected you the first time and what details you want to absorb more the second time. 
3-you purchase another book by the author immediately. 

I had this happen to me after I finished All The Rage by Courtney Summers. Romy's story sucked me in and didn't spit me out when it was over. I was hooked from the nail polish routine-of course!-but it's more than that. I felt connected to Romy. I understood why she needed to identify with the old version of herself. All The Rage is dark, gripping, and holds a big purpose. The story really should be read by teenage girls, even if it helps just one speak up for herself. I'm not one to give out spoilers so I'll leave it at that. But this is a book I would suggest to book clubs to get the conversation started and going. I can't say enough good things about the author's writing style. She tells the story in a way that forces you to pay complete attention and read every word. All The Rage is really a 6 star book, but 5 is all you can give on Amazon, xo! 

Buy All The Rage