For my third WoW, I'm posting about Courtney Summers' latest installment (out April 15th). I've only read one of her books, but she writes about all the things I love--messed up kids being messed up and messing up other kids. I mean, who doesn't want to read about that? Lol...She's on my list of contemporary YA authors who write gritty books. Just the kind I like.
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 diner where she works outside of town. No one
knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous.But when a
girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and
news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy
must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing
more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her
the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her
silence might be more than she can bear.
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?