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All the Rage

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  13,955 ratings  ·  2,540 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Shruthi Totally agree! The prose was beautiful and the repetition of a couple of passages (like Romy's nail polish routine) was so well done. …moreTotally agree! The prose was beautiful and the repetition of a couple of passages (like Romy's nail polish routine) was so well done. (less)
Shannon Fay I mean I felt some closure, but when something like that happens to you, the best closure you can hope for is to move to a place where you can figure …moreI mean I felt some closure, but when something like that happens to you, the best closure you can hope for is to move to a place where you can figure out where you still fit in the world, find your way to some sort of healing. So the closure Romy finds is realizing that she's not a dead girl, that she CAN go find this other girl from Godwit, that she CAN tell her story and make people listen, that she CAN speak up, CAN be seen.

When something like this happens, that's the most closure that you can hope to achieve, figuring out what to do beyond THAT. There is no moving on or forgetting enough that it's like it never happened, because it has happened and that never goes away. So if you're looking for closure, that's pretty much it. If you wanted something beyond that, too bad, cuz we don't get anything else, and that's the best you're getting out of this book.

If you mean you wanted to get to know what happens with these specific characters, I wish that I could know for sure <spoiler>Romy did press charges, and Kelland and Brock DID go to jail for a very long time.</spoiler> Even in that sense though, a lot of women, if they never report or tell anyone about it, or it happened when they were younger, don't get that either...(less)
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I mean it. This is the most visceral reaction to a book that I have ever had. This is the most personal book review that I will ever write. Because there is nothing more personal than what I am about to tell you. If depictions of rape are triggers for you, back away now.

They say the devil’s in the details. I disagree.

Details are nothing more than the pieces of truth we choose to bring to light. Everyone knows the devil can’t abide the light. His kingdom is rooted in the sha
Emily May
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You know all the ways you can kill a girl?
God, there are so many.

This story... these characters... those words... Courtney Summers has done it again.

I don't think, on the whole, I am a person who is afraid of much. I'd even go so far as to say I have a somewhat reckless, risk-taking personality at times. But I am scared of a few things... you want to know what one of my biggest fears is? Telling the truth and having no one believe me. Honestly, I think that's truly terrifying. Knowing you'r
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Unpopular opinion time:

The blurb of this book says The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact.
The thing is....we never meet Kellan Turner in this book.

The book starts after Kellan Turner rapes Romy. (That is not a spoiler)

This is the after effects of Romy's story. It begins with her using her nail polish and lipstick as armor against the hate from the small town that she lives throws at her. She accused the sheriff's pr
Kristin (KC)
:::5 Stars::: Utterly gripping!

Even better than expected and, after loving Some Girls Are, my expectations were set pretty damn high.

There are writers who tell stories, and then there are those who give their stories a pulse. All The Rage felt alive, and every breath it took was jagged, labored, and suspenseful.
You know all the ways there are to kill a girl? I do.

Courtney Summers knows how to captivate her readers by constructing some of the most flawed characters I’ve come across
Nov 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
All the Rage is constantly being compared to Speak and here's what I have to say about that... The two books both about the effects and aftermath of rape and this is where the similarities stop. Speak is a book I personally think should be required high school reading while ATR is a novel I could have gone without reading. It didn't pack the punch or have the impact on me that Speak did.

The first thing I want to mention right away is that the summary for ATR is a bold face lie! "Kellan Turner,
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
I was a rape victim. And believe me when I say, announcing this to all of you anonymous faces over the internet is very scary, especially when I’ve told less than five people until this day. But writing a book review about All the Rage wasn’t enough. I need to convey to people in some way, that this book is a monumental movement that captures so much of the trauma forced on girls, even in this day and age. Romy’s story, while much crueler than mine, still resonated so deeply with me because of t ...more
Kai Spellmeier
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, favorites
“You know all the ways you can kill a girl?

God, there are so many.”

This book hurts. It's like an open wound, oozing and burning. It needs a lot of stitches. And while this book alone won't heal the life-threatening wound that is rape culture, it might hopefully open people's eyes.

I am glad that All the Rage doesn't romanticise the harsh reality of rape and the trauma and struggle it leaves behind in a world that blames a rape victim for being raped in the first place. A world where we show compa
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
Trigger Warning: Rape

My finger has hovered over the delete button for a few minutes now, and decided to leave that warning, despite the fact that my attacker gave me no such courtesy.

I am a statistic.

I am a percentage.

I am a warning story.

“When I was sixteen I was raped.” Put like that, it sounds really simple doesn’t it? I woke up one morning an innocent girl who had never been, and the next I was a girl who had been. Raped. How can five letters change your entire life?

In every possibl
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

By now, I’ve already read almost all of Courtney Summers books and it is no secret how I am a huge fan of her writing and the risks she takes when writes her stories. She reveals naked ugly truths (thanks for the term, Aunt CoHo) about people in her stories with assertion and undeniable truthfulness and for these things; my salute goes to her (always).

But even though she wrote dark stories in the past including an apocalyptic duology with zombies in it, I think All the Rage is her da
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 "heartbreaking, devastating, unflinching" stars !!

2016 Honorable Mention Read

Romy could be your best friend or sister or cousin or daughter. Romy may have had a similar story to your mama, or auntie or even granny. Romy also has many male counterparts and perhaps this is your buddy, sweetheart, brother, uncle or papa. Think of all the people you hold dear to you and think of the secrets they may have never shared. One of them could be rape, sexual assault or molestation. Let this truth hit
Natalie Monroe
3.5 stars

Cynical Natalie: ...

Nice Natalie: ...

Cynical Natalie: Well, we're not going to get anything done by staying quiet, so I'll start: All The Rage is not worth the hype.

Nice Natalie: ...

Cynical Natalie: Well? Aren't you going to get up all in my face and say it's a scarily accurate book about rape and feminism and completely aligns with our values?

Nice Natalie: I'm trying to disassociate myself. So when the mob comes, I won't be implicated.

Cynical Natalie: Coward. Fine, I'll do the talking.
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own
This is some terribly gritty stuff! This story revolves around a rape, and soon enough, you can add in a girl's disappearance. So yes, this book is harsh, and Summers tackles it head-on with her immensely poignant writing style. She has a way of dissecting her characters until you can't help but feel just as lost, just as completely broken as they are. I was honestly emotionally and psychologically confused for much of this novel. This book also touches on one of today's biggest challenges with ...more
want more awesomeness by courtney summers? do yourselves a favor and check out sadie

Essential Items When Reading All the Rage:

1. One stress ball (two could work, but you'll need your other hand to flip pages. Duh.) - This book will make you so angry at how horrible some people can be. You'll want to scream, kick a brick, bite the head off a gummy bear... You get my point. The stress ball will help during these moments.

2. A box of tissues - I don't know about the next guy, but this
♛ may

wow, im destroyed. this is fantastic.



it's time for a courtney summer's marathon reread, folks, i can't wait to get my heart punched again by ms. summers

buddy read with my #1 contemp trash
Drcong O '
3.5 stars but rounded up to four because this book doesn't deserve less than 4. Honestly, I'm still confused and it was a little meh but it was also powerful and left me a little shook.

Rtc maybe but honestly my feelings are just akdhskbdksd.

I can't believe I haven't read every Courtney Summers book out there. I'm a fake fan. :((


Buddy read with an exasperated mother
This review was also posted on HER BOOK THOUGHTS.

"...and how do you get a girl to stop crying?

You cover her mouth.

I won't tell you anything about this story because I want you guys to have the whole experience for yourself. BUT. I would tell you how this story made me feel.

I am no wordsmith and this was one of those times that I wished I was so I can tell you guys how fantastic this book was for me. This freaking ripped my heart out in tiny pieces and then it wasn't still satisfied so it stom
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)

“His hands are everywhere and he’s a vicious weight on top of her that she can’t breathe against so she cries instead, and how do you get a girl to stop crying?
You cover her mouth.”

I have to say that this book is aptly named; because boy did I feel rage!

I felt so sorry and angry and frustrated for poor Romy in this story. Not only had she gone through one of the mos
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3, ya, 2015, starred-2015
Finally a YA novel worth reading!

Very angry, very painful, very real look at the current rape culture and victim blaming.
Faye, la Patata
The title could not be any more appropriate. If ever there were a time when I was very close to transforming into a She-Hulk, it would be while reading this book. But don't get me wrong - I didn't want to actually smash it to a million pieces; rather, I wanted to go inside the book and punch several awful characters many, many times due to how disgusting and sickening their narrow-minded mentalities were. 

This book might just be the most realistic portrayal of the awfulness of rape culture and v
Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨
When all you can do is watch, you see.

Well, I begrudgingly give this five stars....Oh, come on. Yeah the hell right. Did anyone really expect me to give this any less than a bajillion stars? I am still awaiting the day I'll pick up a Courtney Summers novel and not be floored by her simple words that portray deep, meaningful messages so many authors gloss over today. And even if that day comes? I know to the bottom of my soul, even if the story isn't for me, I will still write her name, like,
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!


“You know all the ways you can kill a girl?
God, there are so many.”

This book is about life and how hard is nowadays to be a teenage girl, about society and last, but not least about rape and how survivors of rape are struggling to move on, to accept they deserved more, to accept they are more than a victim. Like many realistic fiction novels this is a read you are not supposed to enjoy. It supposed to open your eyes, to make you realize how society really is, how is easie
Elle (ellexamines)
“You know all the ways you can kill a girl?

God, there are so many.”

This is a book of self-righteous anger that, more than four years after my initial read, still sticks with me on a deep emotional level. It is angry, yes, but it is also sad, and real, and deeply heartbreaking.

All the Rage is one of the most excellent portrayals of rape culture I have ever read, in my life. Courtney Summers doesn't shy away from the godawful things that go along with being a victim. The feeling of cl
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book made me feel All the Rage, plus all the depression, paranoia, hopelessness, trauma, and fear. After finishing it, I was in such a funk that my husband asked me if something terrible had happened that day. I proceeded to tell him all about the amazing, powerful book I had just finished. To which he said, “WHY would you want to read that?” There are so many reasons why (starting with because I love reality and ending with I don’t want my literature to coddle me). But the main reason why ...more
shady boots
Okay, how do I even begin to describe how this book made me feel.

Contemporary YA has been heading in the right direction lately. I've mentioned before that I didn't like the quirky, whimsical bullshit that most YA contemp was doing. I want my YA contemp to be realistic as hell, cause it's supposed to be contemporary. In our world, in our time, tackling real world issues and dilemmas.

But this book, I realized, was somehow too realistic, at least for me. Painfully realistic. I felt sick and uneasy
Vanessa J.
You know all the ways you can kill a girl?
God, there are so many.

Romy's had a difficult life. She was raped and no one believes her. And to make things worse, people not only think she's a liar – they also make fun of her and play horrible and cruel pranks on her. So obviously she feels there's no use for her to speak up. No one is going to take her seriously after all.

and how do you get a girl to stop crying?
You cover her mouth.

The name of the book is simply perfect: All the Rage. Indee
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favorites
You should read this book.

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You should still read it.

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Initial reaction: Review to come when I can pick my heart up off the ground. I was expecting an emotional read, and I got one. I felt so sorry for Romy's experiences, and her voice is raw, honest, and heartbreaking. I still feel like there were some threads in the story that weren't completely tied (which is why I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5), but I really appreciated the read. It was beautifully written.

Also, thank goodness for an awesome POC love interest. I really liked Leon a lot.

Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
All the Rage is an incredible, authentic, painful book that looks deep into what rape culture is and how rape culture impacts the lives of girls.

Romy embodies what it means to have everything that’s yours taken from you, and she fights back tooth and nail to regain not just a shred of herself but she fights back to ensure that other girls don’t have to endure what she has. That being made to be “less than” because of someone else’s actions isn’t OKAY.

This book is important, and it needs to be
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oh-god-youths
Once in a while, you read a book that makes you question the worthiness of the human project, All the Rage is one of those books. Sure, the story is told through the eyes of a very angry and depressed teenager, but it's undeniable that slut-shaming, victim-shaming, rape culture, are still issues that are predominantly ignored. I won't get into the dirty because more discerning readers have better articulated these in their reviews. Plus, talking about these issues just infuriate me incoherent, a ...more
Holy shit.

This was, hands-down, my most anticipated book of 2015. So much so that I put off reading it for weeks because I didn't want it to be over. The fact that it exceeded my expectations makes my heart explode in every way.

This book is brutal. It is harsh and cynical and scary and so incredibly full of truth about what it is to be a girl in the world that it physically hurts. And the thing about Romy is that she doesn't even have a horribly shitty family; her mom is OK, and her boyfriend i
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Courtney Summers is the author of several novels, including the breakout hit Sadie, which appeared on over 30 ‘Best of’ lists and was published in 26 territories. In 2018, Electric Literature proclaimed her “a master of the bitch” for her years of writing “nuanced, wrenching stories about angry [and] unlikable girls.” Her work has been released to critical acclaim, multiple starred reviews and has ...more

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“You know all the ways you can kill a girl?

God, there are so many.”
“I don't believe in forgiveness. I think if you hurt someone, it becomes part of you both. Each of you just has to live with it and the person you hurt gets to decide if they want to give you the chance to do it again. If they do and you're a good person, you won't make the same mistakes. Just whole new ones.” 115 likes
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