Rage

Rage

Book - 2011
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Sixteen-year-old Missy copes with being an outcast at school and stress at home by cutting herself with a razor blade, until Death chooses her as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, and offers her a new blade.
Publisher: Boston : Graphia, 2011
ISBN: 9780547445281
Branch Call Number: KESS
Characteristics: 213 p

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WildNightElf
Jun 09, 2015

This was actually a really good book, I think I might buy this one.

EuSei Nov 22, 2013

This book is about a girl who struggles with self-hatred and self-injury. She secretly cuts herself with razors; when her secret is discovered when she is victim of a sadistic sexual prank. Kids in school label her “cutterslut” and “she had sliced her arms to ribbons, but the badness remained, staining her insides like cancer. She had gouged her belly until it was a mess of meat and blood, but she still couldn’t breathe.” I think only a very sick person would create a story like this. But worse, why would librarians/teachers push this kind of literature to minor children—most certainly behind their parents backs?!

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s_kundrik
Jul 09, 2013

I really liked the first one because the premise of the series is so unique, but this one followed the formula of the first so closely, that I was kind of bored. I do like the author's willingness to confront the darker side of teen life.

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NicoleLauinger
Oct 15, 2011

A FANTASTIC book!! even better than the first one (Hunger), which I didn't think was possible... Jackie Morse Kessler is a fantastic author and I look forward to seeing more of her work :)

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ecrl Feb 08, 2016

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EuSei Nov 22, 2013

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

EuSei Nov 22, 2013

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WildNightElf
Jun 09, 2015

A unique approach to the topic of self mutilation, Rage is the story of a girl who discovers her own powers and refuses to let the world defeat her.

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WildNightElf
Jun 09, 2015

_"I'm in the air oh God don't let me fall, don't oh God I can't breathe my chest hurts, my heart oh God my heart is pounding through my ribs and I'm still holding on, still holding and... I'm not falling and look at me look look my God look this is so damn COOL"_Rage_Jackie Morse Kessler

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