With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?
I am a massive fan of Courtney Summer's books and this one is no exception. It is so good!
It is a very powerful story and I found myself sucked into it straight away. Summers' always has the knack of putting me right in there with the main character and really experiencing how they feel. I felt very angry when I was reading this!
Rape is a tough subject to write about and do it justice. There are no easy answers here and I thought Summers' really managed to capture that with this novel. What happens to Romy is awful but the problem is that it does happen - and that in itself is very, very scary.
My only complaint is that I didn't feel as much of a connection between Romy and Leon as I had from the characters in her previous novels. But in some ways that too felt true to Romy's character - the place she was in during the events of this story meant she would probably have been taking very timid steps before establishing a relationship.
Another brilliant read from Courtney Summers. I can't wait to read whatever she writes next.