Rage: A Love Story

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 293 pages
27 Reviews
A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship.

Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs—it can’t give her Reeve Hartt.

Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna’s fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn’t always reasonable, right?

In the precarious place where attraction and need collide, a teenager experiences the dark side of a first love, and struggles to find her way into a new light.


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This was a powerful novel. With difficult subject matter, it was hard to read at times, but kept me wanting to find out what happens next. I really felt for both of the main characters, for what they ... Read full review

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Johanna isn't the most stable of teenage girls. She's just lost her mother and she only has her older sister to lean on, and her best friend Novak needs more support than she gives. She distracts ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
13
Section 3
20
Section 4
28
Section 5
37
Section 6
44
Section 7
55
Section 8
62
Section 22
168
Section 23
177
Section 24
185
Section 25
191
Section 26
199
Section 27
207
Section 28
214
Section 29
219

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
122
Section 16
128
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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About the author (2009)

JULIE ANNE PETERS is the author of the National Book Award finalist Luna, as well as other acclaimed young adult novels that feature the universal truths and particular challenges of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens. The spark for Rage was ignited via a "why don't you write a story about . . ." request from a devoted teen reader struggling with an abusive relationship. After repeatedly turning down this inquiry, Julie Anne began to feel drawn to the challenge of portraying a relationship in which both parties contribute to the dysfunction, but where redemption could seem possible and authentic.

Julie Anne Peters lives with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in Lakewood, Colorado.  Visit her at JulieAnnePeters.com.

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