Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Title: All the Rage
Author: Courtney Summers

Genre: Contemporary YA, Thriller
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Pub Date: April 2015
Rating:  3.5 Stars

Our thoughts...

Painful ~ Heartbreaking ~ Important

Summers is a powerful storyteller, and she has done it again!

All the Rage is an,authentically raw ,and painful book that looks deep into what rape culture is and how rape  impacts the lives of girls. In feminist theory, rape culture is a concept in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. This book is important, and it needs to be on your radar if you care about feminism, about girls and the way girls become victimized over and over again, especially when they’re already a victim. It’s about standing up when you know you are going to be knocked down again. I'm going to keep this super vague, because there's so much to uncover in All The Rage and I want everyone to be as surprised and delighted and horrified as I was. But here it is: this is a big important book. This is a book about the careless pain teenagers inflict on each other. This is a book about feminism, and sisterhood, and the responsibilities women have to each other. This is a book about rape culture, and an important one. It is insightful, it is violent, it is relentless, and it feels very real, all of it.

I couldn't put it down.

I can't wait for everyone else to get to read this book.  It's a doozy, and I say that in the best possible way

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1 comment:

  1. I've read a lot of great things about this book! It sounds like this book treats the subject matter with respect, which is refreshing because I've seen a lot of books that just throw rape around as a plot device. I HATE THAT!