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