Friday, April 17, 2015

St Martin Griffin's Book Blast & Interview: All The Rage (Courtney Summers)

Displaying All The Rage.jpgThe 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 in a culture that refuses to protect them.

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Courtney SummersCourtney 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.


 Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel came first—I actually didn’t think of the title for All the Rage until after it had sold and my publisher and agent needed one for the deal announcement and then it just sort of—arrived!

What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love how literal it is—that’s Romy on the road in the opening chapter. I also love the tone of it, because I think it represents the book’s tone perfectly, and I’m thrilled with how commanding the title is and the detailing on the R and the G. 

 What’s up next for you?

I have a short story coming out in an anthology called Violent Ends, which is edited by Shaun Hutchinson, and releases in the fall. Violent Ends centers on a school shooting and I’ve read the other stories that will be in it, and they’re all incredible. I can’t wait for people to read it.

Thank you for having me on your blog!

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