Review: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage

Kellan Turner is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. But when she speaks up, she is branded a liar. Telling the truth has cost her everything, because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town.

But when news of Kellan assaulting another girl gets out, the cost of staying silent might be more than Romy can bear.
All The Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

I have been so looking forward to writing my review for All The Rage, but when I actually sat down to write it I found it difficult to find words to describe this book. The idea of being shut down when you are trying to tell the truth, a dangerous truth - possibly believed, but still ignored for the sake of the reputation of a pervert - is such a strong one, and no matter how many books I read that deal with this subject I never quite get over the way that it affects me as a young woman.

Courtney Summers is such a talented author, putting in the amount of drama and detail that make her books feel so much more than just teenage drama, All The Rage was no exception to that. In fact, I think this was the most meaningful book I have ever read by Summers - Romy was such a real character and the truth about what happened to her was so raw and honest. I just couldn't put this book down despite the tears in my mind and the fact that it actually hurt to read at times. Yet Romy doesn't hide away, she puts on her makeup and her nail varnish and she faces the world, the painful accusation and the names that she is called in the school hallways.

I'm not as good with words as so many other bloggers, and their reviews capture the power of this book so much more eloquently than me, but I hope my words make anybody with any doubts read this book, because not only is it painfully gorgeous, it's also immensely powerful.

Book released 28th January 2016 by MacMillan Children Books
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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