Rage: A Love Story

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 293 pages
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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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User Review  - catfantastic - LibraryThing

". . . what's wrong with me that I stay and no one else does?" (p.68) Rage is a YA novel that explores the emotions of someone in an abusive relationship. Johanna's parents are dead, she lives in her ... Read full review

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User Review  - cecily2 - LibraryThing

I kind of hated this book. On the positive side, it's queer and the writing style isn't bad. But... if a main character is wrong, they need to figure it out for themselves. Other characters can't tell ... 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
71
Section 10
80
Section 11
90
Section 12
99
Section 13
106
Section 14
113
Section 15
122
Section 16
128
Section 17
136
Section 18
144
Section 19
152
Section 20
159
Section 21
166
Section 30
227
Section 31
234
Section 32
241
Section 33
243
Section 34
250
Section 35
256
Section 36
265
Section 37
270
Section 38
284
Section 39
291
Section 40
292
Section 41
293
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About the author (2010)

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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