All the Rage by Courtney Summers
"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."- summary from Amazon
Summers' books are always a must-read for me; they're so honest and unflinching in their portrayals of teen life and are extremely compelling. This one is no different, though I do think it's her best book yet. Each book of hers keeps getting better and better. Romy is a wonderful main character and I enjoyed (I wish I had a better word to go here; "enjoyed" is not the best adjective for liking books like these) reading about her journey throughout the book, and the conclusion to that journey felt very realistic.
Overall, another winner from Summers and I cannot wait to read what she releases next!
FTC: Borrowed book from local library. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.
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