*Book Review* All The Rage by Courtney Summers

Title: All The Rage
Format: eArc
Pages: 336
Published: 13Th August 2015
Publisher:  Macmillan Children's books
Source: Netgalley
Genre: YA Contemporary
Shelfability: Borrow/Acquire
**About The Book**
"My dad used to say makeup was a shallow girl's sport, but it's not. It's armour."

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.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All The Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

May contain slight spoilers. 

I have mixed feeling  about this book. On one hand the story is very powerful and beautifully written. However, on the other hand I felt like the ending didn't give the readers any kind of conclusion to how things end up. And it ruin the book slightly for me. 

Romy has been outcast by her classmates and friends after one night she accused the golden boy and sheriff's son of rape. No one believes her. She is bullied and shamed. I felt for Romy I really did. The girl is hurting and everyone thinks she is lying. The night she was raped has destroyed her but day by day she finds the power to keep going even though she has lost everything. 

All The Rage is a very power and heartbreaking story. While I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like to be in a situation like that, the author managed to convey the inner battle Romy had with herself that makes the readers really think. This is a very real issue in world. Women are shamed and blamed for wearing the "wrong" clothing. Like they asked for it. No woman would asked to raped. It doesn't matter how revealing their clothes are or if they were drinking or not. And it's a sad world that we live in that in many cases the story of Romy is very real. 

The way this story is written is so unique. It's hard to describe. It's so beautifully written. It's almost poetic like. Lyrical even.  However, (here there maybe slight spoilers) the ending!!! After reading the blurb I was waiting for the "shocking conclusion" but it never came. The ending leaves so many loose ends that had me so frustrated. I wanted to know what happens to the characters but it left everything up the air. Now that's fine if it's a cliffhanger for a series but as far as I am aware this is a stand alone and the ending sucks!! Sorry!! 

I do recommend All The Rage because apart from the ending it has a very real and power message and doesn't shy away from details. Big props to the author for that.


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