Monday, May 4, 2015

Blog Tour: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage
by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: April 14th 2015
Rate: Enjoyed it (4 stars)


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?

All The Rage is an emotional YA that take into a journey where you can feel everything that the main character's feeling. Rage, shame, impotency, shock, love and sadness, this story really captured me from the very first page and I was unable to stop reading.

In All The Rage we meet Romy. No one believes her because she says she's being raped by the sheriff's son. Due to that event, she's been struggling with some issues while trying to be afloat, but when everything horrible that's happened to you, happens to someone else, what would you do?

All The Rages touches a delicate topic that not many authors would venture to write about. But Courtney Summers did an excellent job. There's the victim who fought against his attacker, she lost and she ended up wounded, not trusting others and treating them bad. But when she saw an opportunity she started fighting back. There's a progression in Romy's character throughout the story that makes the reader understand her, hate what happen to her and forgive her for all his wrong moves, because she's just trying to breath back to normal after what happened to her.

It's unthinkable that in such a story we could find love, but Romy finds it and it one of the many parts of this story that makes it brilliant. Truly emotional, I couldn't put down All The Rage until the very end and that's why I am highly recommend it to you all.

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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.


  1. Looks like a great book on a very important topic. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks

    1. Hello Carl! It is. All the Rage was difficult to start reading because of it, but it's such a great read... Definitely recommend it to everyone :)

  2. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE Courtney Summers' writing and she'll do such an important topic justice.

    I have a CAnadian address but rafflecopter might show my location outside CAnada because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much :)

    1. Hello Christina! You're right. Courtney writes beautiful stories and with All That Rage she just simply blew my mind.

      Thanks for stopping by ;)

  3. I have a feeling that this will be such a hard book to read but it's such an important topic. I'm really looking forward to it!

    1. I'm not going to lie, Susan. It was, but Courtney did an amazing job. Really.

      Thanks for stopping by ;)