This book will leave hand prints all over you. Like heavy, inconsolable fingerprints left by a man who didn't ask for your consent, your skin will beThis book will leave hand prints all over you. Like heavy, inconsolable fingerprints left by a man who didn't ask for your consent, your skin will be marred with the viciousness of Summer's words.
'All the Rage' will slip inside you and pry you apart at all the broken places, leaving your body a mess of misaligned tectonic plates and questions.
I finished this book in one day, letting my eyes glide over the last words just before I closed them and attempted to sleep. But those last few sentences won't shift easily from your mind. I lay awake contemplating the nature of being a woman in a man's world, and the inevitability that all women get hurt. That this world eviscerates strong women and exsanguinates weaker ones, laughing at their downfall, as if they never had a right to be here at all.
This book is a salty reminder that women have a place in this world, an awkward place that is not quite invisible - because then who would entertain the boy's? - but certainly not respected. As a woman, you oppose a man, and the world is your enemy. The friends you thought you had - gone. The law enforcement you naively believed would protect your rights, deflect further harm - it's a mans world, don't you dare waste their time (Sheriff Turner, you immature, little squirrel of a man).
Summer's outlines how telling the truth when a man's reputation is online, will get you hurt, it will incite a world of hatred, abuse, and isolation, then tell you you asked for it, you attention seeking slut. However upsetting this is, Summer's writes with an intonation that suggestions, ever so quietly - don't acquiesce, talk back, stand up, the world is against you, but you must fight, and if you don't let it desolate you, you have won.
She dutifully explores the aftermath of abuse, and how taking away one's body autonomy impacts one. Summer's narrates the damage that physical and psychological trauma leaves on a person, saturating every element of their personality, covering their lives with a red hue (you'll get that reference once you get to know Romy).
This book made me messy. It spoke volumes to me.
I'd recommend it to all sexual assault victims, to all women, who are at risk of assault every day of their lives (yay for gender bias). I'd recommend it to the men who complain that "feminists are taking over the world" and try to narrate the inequities in this (mansplaining at it's finest).
Recommend it to your daughters, your students, your friends, your husband, your siblings. This is a book every one should read.
I love that Summers explores young damaged character's. Though I found Eddie a little hard to swallow. She was immature, reckless and stubborn. ThoughI love that Summers explores young damaged character's. Though I found Eddie a little hard to swallow. She was immature, reckless and stubborn. Though in that way she was akin to most 17 year old girls, but I found her insolence unbearable one too many times.
Summer's supporting characters are always a lot of fun, and Milo and Beth are now favourites. ...more
Honestly, I don't care who Rowan is banging, as long as he is banging someone. Aeilin is bad ass and I back her for that. I'm also a big fan of Manon anHonestly, I don't care who Rowan is banging, as long as he is banging someone. Aeilin is bad ass and I back her for that. I'm also a big fan of Manon and Abroaxos. Chaol can go die in a hole for all I care.
Enjoyed this book the most out of the series, probably because I was seriously invested 4 books in. My major qualm is that I can only handle so many POV's. I literally don't care what Chaol/Nesryn or any other secondary characters are thinking. Even Dorian is boring (don't even get me started on Sorscha wtf). Keep it to Aeilin, Manon and perhaps (to a small extent) Rowan and all will be god with me. ...more