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ALL THE RAGE
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers is getting major buzz!
It’s received starred reviews, hit “best of” lists, and the twitter campaign created for the launch of the book #ToTheGirls trended worldwide (with over 74,000 tweets in 24 hours) and garnered major media and celebrity attention!
I’ve put together a collection of the buzz, including information about the twitter campaign, attached.
Please take a look. I think it’s easy to pigeonhole ALL THE RAGE as a “rape” book, but I think all this good news will show editors it’s SO much more….and SO important.
* ALL THE RAGE has been selected as a Junior Library Guild book!
* Courtney’s previous novel, This is Not a Test, has been optioned to be a TV movie by Sony.
About the book: 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 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?
About the author: Courtney Summers is the author of young adult novels including This is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, and Cracked Up to Be. All the Rage is her fifth novel. Her work has received numerous awards and honors including the following:
* 2014 OLA White Pine Honour Book
* 2013 Silver Inky Shortlist
* 2013 ALA/YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
* 2013 ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
* Kirkus New & Notable Books for Teens: June 2012
* Publishers Weekly Picks: Best New Books for the Week of June 17, 2012
* 2012 ALA/YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
* 2012 ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults
* 2012 ALA/YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults
* 2011 ALA/YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
* 2011 ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
* 2011 Forest of Reading White Pine Honour Book
* 2010 Cybil Finalist for YA Fiction
* 2010 GoodReads Choice Award Nominee for YA Fiction
* 2009 Cybil Award Winner for YA Fiction
* 2010 Forest of Reading White Pine Nominee
She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she’s not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse. http://courtneysummers.ca/
Advance praise for ALL THE RAGE:
“[A] tight, unrelenting plot that brings into sharp, brutal relief the difference between reviled Romy and a girl who suffers “a fate no one thinks she deserves.” Tough, weary, hurt and scared, Romy makes believably flawed choices, sometimes hurting others and herself. The small, close-knit town of Grebe is a seething cauldron of grudges and loyalties, and each character is not only carefully drawn, but deeply rooted in generations of history. Unflinching and powerful.” – Kirkus, starred review
“With a plot that will leave you breathless and characters that will sink into your heart and stay there, it is Summers’ ability to take on a painful subject with both nuance and stinging clarity that is the devastating genius of this narrative. All the Rage is full-on astonishing—and will be critical to future conversations about young adult literature.” – Adele Griffin, author of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
“There are good books. There are great books. And then there are books like All The Rage, which take a piece of your heart and won't let go.” – Elizabeth Scott, author of Living Dead Girl
“Powerful and heartbreaking—Romy and her story will stay with you long after you've turned the last page.” – Kody Keplinger, author of The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
“Smart, brutal, heartbreaking—Courtney Summers is at her unflinching best.” – Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and Fiendish
“All the Rage is a visceral indictment of rape culture and its far-reaching consequences and Romy is an incredibly strong and compelling character. Her story should be shared with both our daughters and our sons.” – Rachel Vincent, New York Times bestselling author of The Unbound series and The Stars Never Rise
“A Courtney Summers’ novel always has wonderfully uncompromising characters and relationships. All the Rage was no exception.”– Melina Marchetta, Printz Award-Winning author of Jellicoe Road
“In All the Rage, Courtney Summers gives a voice to countless teenage girls our society has turned our back on-the ones so many of us try to ignore. With a confident, fearless, incisive, and even compassionate heart, Summers allows these girls to be seen and heard again. A YA game changer along the lines of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, this is a work of great power and resonance and I believe it can give a new generation of teen girls a voice.” – Angie Manfredi, Head of Youth Services, Los Alamos County Library System, NM
“The kind of novel that breaks you apart, and doesn’t care if it puts you back together again. It’s a story about hard choices and about the tumult of being a teenager. Sharp writing shot through with a soft vein of sadness. Courtney Summers doesn’t flinch, and neither should you. Read this book.” – Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Mockingbird
Praise for the author’s previous book, This is Not A Test:
“It’s The Breakfast Club, George Romero style.…” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Zombie fans will eat this up, brains, heart, and all.” – Booklist
“[An] intriguing psychological thriller…takes some artistic guts…unusual and absorbing.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This Is Not a Test is both sexy and desolate, and it will blast a hole through your heart, yet somehow start to stitch it back together again.” – Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and The Rivals
“Courtney Summers is a ferocious talent in YA fiction. This Is Not a Test brought me to tears, caused me to gasp in shock in public places, and almost put a stop to my heart… Summers’s voice is raw with emotion and utterly right for the impending zombie apocalypse.” – Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls
“[Courtney Summers] blends all the perfection and simplicity that defines her writing so well with this added paranormal elements for a snappy, exciting story I just couldn’t stop reading, and then I got to the very end and realized that it was about so much more than just making it out alive.” – Julie Cross, author of Tempest
“[A]n unforgettable and powerful vision of the end of the world, up close and personal.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
“Summers’ latest hits every plot point to perfection. Dark and disturbing…This is one supremely talented writer.” – Romantic Times, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick
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