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Review - All the Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Social issues, bullying

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, Courtney Summers' new novel "All the Rage" examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

Romy Grey is from the wrong side of the tracks. Kellan Turner is the town’s golden boy - the sheriff’s son. When Romy accuses Kellan of rape, she is branded a liar, ostracized from the community, and constantly bullied. Her only refuge is a diner outside of town where no one knows about her past. When her former best friend, with ties to Kellan, goes missing, Romy must decide whether or not she is ready to confront her demons and reveal everything. Summers takes on tough themes and writes a gritty, powerful and unflinching story about rape culture, class prejudice, and bullying. This is Summers at her best. The narrative and characters are just as compelling as the issues she writes about. On par with Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak.
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Current Obsession - Bone Gap by Laura Ruby


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Page count: 368 pages

Bone Gap is the story of Roza, a beautiful girl who is taken from a quiet midwestern town and imprisoned by a mysterious man, and Finn, the only witness,
who cannot forgive himself for being unable to identify her kidnapper.

As we follow them through their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss,
magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness--a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

Bone Gap is something we've been pushing on people since it came out and we'll continue pushing it on people until everyone in the world loves it as much as we do.
We're not the only ones who feel this way either, we know PLENTY of people who are also obsessed! READ IT NOW OKAY!

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Highly Anticipating - Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella & Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes


Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Expected Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Page Count: 304 pages

From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized.
She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before.
As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

Why we can't wait: NEW SOPHIE KINSELLA!!!! Yes, we're huge fans, yes, she's awesome, yes, we wants the pretty.
 


Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes
Expected Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: Philomel Books
Page Count: 208 pages

A book that challenges the word "powerful" and obliterates it
Written in searing prose, this is the story of two boys: Erik, who performs miracles, and Thorn, who hears voices.
The book chronicles their lives as their minds devolve into hallucinations, and shows the way their worlds intersect, culminating in a final stand-off.
This debut novel offer a raw, insightful look at the forces that compel us to act against our will.
Even more so, it captivates and dares us to look away, knowing full well we can't.

Why we can't wait: This book just sounds amazing. And that cover is gorgeous! Love the crow print. And a kid who hears voices is ALWAYS a plus :)

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