St. Martin’s Griffin (April 14, 2015) YA
Branded a liar when she accuses the sheriff’s son of rape, Romy Grey walks in two contrasting worlds: the community who bullies her for speaking the truth and the cafe she works at where no one knows about her past. Where she meets a young man who becomes the example of how men should behave toward women. However, Romy can’t escape the shame and silence of her past and it clouds this budding romance.
On the night of the big high school party, two girls go missing: Romy and Penny. Romy is found but as the search for Penny continues Romy receives accusations from classmates that the “wrong” girl was found.
A realistic, slow moving and disjointed tale of bullying, class prejudice and rape often told from Romy’s raw emotion delivers some brilliant writing yet I found the tale familiar and as much as I wanted to like this book I found it too predictable.
INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR COURTNEY SUMMERS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada, where she divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word processing program. She is also the author of What Goes Around, This is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, Cracked Up to Be, and Please Remain Calm.
Q: ALL THE RAGE is not the first book to deal with the important and tough subject of rape. What makes this story uniquely yours?
I think All the Rage is uniquely mine in the way that every authors’ books are uniquely theirs. When you write a novel, you’re filtering the story through your own experiences, through your own perspective, and that’s going to be different from a person who would write the story filtered through their experiences and perspectives. I guess this is my long way of saying All the Rage’s story is uniquely mine—because I wrote it. 🙂
Q: You have a reputation for not providing tidy endings. Why is that?
I want my fiction to feel as true to life as possible—even when I’m writing about zombies, like in my previous novel, This is Not a Test. Real life does not have tidy endings and it’s important for me to reflect that in my work.
Q: What is the one question you wish an interviewer would ask?
I could field any questions about the television show Supernatural, so I wouldn’t mind being asked them. 🙂
Thank you for having me on your blog!