We’re not the only ones who can’t shut up about ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers:
“The narrative never shies from its charged subject, and Summers portrays the unforgiving mind-set of Grebe’s citizens with grim realism. Through its resolution is neither tidy nor simple, Romy’s powerful story creates a space for change.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Around these twin mysteries runs a tight, unrelenting plot that brings into sharp, brutal relief the difference between reviled Romy and a girl who suffers ‘a fate no one thinks she deserves.’ Tough, weary, hurt and scared, Romy makes believably flawed choices, sometimes hurting others and herself. The small, close-knit town of Grebe is a seething cauldron of grudges and loyalties, and each character is not only carefully drawn, but deeply rooted in generations of history. Unflinching and powerful.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Summers takes victim-shaming to task in this timely story, and the cruelties not only of Romy’s classmates but also the adults she should be able to trust come heartbreakingly to the fore. Romy’s internal monologue is breathy and filled with bitter indignation.” — Booklist
Let’s not forget our dear librarian pal Angie Manfredi, Head of Youth Services Librarian at Los Alamos County Library System, NM, who called ALL THE RAGE, “A YA game changer along the lines of Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK, this is a work of great power and resonance.” Word!
ALL THE RAGE will be available from St. Martin’s Griffin on April 14, 2015.
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