Friday, October 02, 2015

Doodle Review: Three Words to Describe All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Friday, October 02, 2015
[ It's Rin Here! ]

title: All the Rage 
author: Courtney Summers
publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Issue: Bullying, Rape

more: Goodreads

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?

Confusing. This one was one of the "this was on me, not you" sort of points. I think that in general, there was absolutely nothing confusing about this book (maybe to some), but my brain just didn't seem to connect with the events that were happening. It wasn't always confusing. Once I got to the climax, I my eyes and my mind were wide awake and active enough to be feelings a whole ton of emotions. I couldn't separate the past from the present and I was running in circles and re-reading pages just to try and figure out if this was the past or if I was reading the current active events. After awhile I did understand what was happening and enjoyed and was inspired by this read through and through from there on. 

Angering. I honestly know that I was equally angry at the way Romy was treated and as a victim who had to suffer not only from her attack, but from the scrutiny of the people of whom she lives with and once lived somewhat peacefully with in a somewhat peaceful life and the way she acted. She never really got her own peace from her attack(s) and when she was hurt another time, she chose to not fully defend herself. She did however speak some words about what had happened on the road and the party, but other than that, I read silence coming from her part after she realized that she was on a road and that her clothes were messy. She didn't fight the second time around, and I could not completely blame her after the way she was treated by other people. Anger is an emotion that drives me, and it drove me to read and continue to rage about the words that were being thrown around precariously. 

True. I hate how much this story is true in so many different ways. I hate how some people have more power over others and how they words are believed while the other persons is thrown away like garbage and was never really listened to. These people chose to believe the Sheriff's son. Why? Because he was the Sheriff's son, he is popular, and is good looking and hot. Why is looks thrown over words? Why is his position they only key that caused the loss in Romy's freedom of speech and freedom to be a person; to be herself. Why is that taken away? Why must she hide from her pain and her emotional and mental torture to keep at least a small part of herself whole.

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