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Rage: A Love Story

by Julie Anne Peters

Random House Children's Books | September 8, 2009 | Hardcover

Rage: A Love Story is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.57 × 6.15 × 1.13 in

Published: September 8, 2009

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375852093

ISBN - 13: 9780375852091

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing This book is as real as it gets when it comes to domestic abuse and lesbians. This is such a powerful teen novel. I wasn't able to put it down and walk away. I needed to know more about Johanna and Reeve's relationship and how it ended and where it was going. This is a very intense novel I give props to Julie Anne Peters for writing such a realistic and graphic novel about first love and...rage. This is an amazing read and I will recommend it to everyone I come across-- that is everyone who is 15 + because it is quite graphic and sexually explicit. I give this 4 stars because I wanted it to be longer. We all can't get what we want or what were expecting. This book will teach you that.
Date published: 2010-06-01

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Rage: A Love Story

by Julie Anne Peters

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.57 × 6.15 × 1.13 in

Published: September 8, 2009

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375852093

ISBN - 13: 9780375852091

About the Book

A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship. 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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Chapter 1 I locate the room on the first floor where Mrs. Goins asked me to meet her. She was desperate, she said. So many seniors on the verge of not graduating, she said. Would I please tutor this one? A special one who needs special help with the senior project, she said. I guess I''m meant to feel special, but I have my own stuff to finish--like that damn Film Studies class Novak talked me into. I peek in. The classroom''s empty. Did I get the room wrong? I''ve been losing whole blocks of time lately, spacing constantly. Where does life go when it''s lost to you? My backpack slips off my shoulder and a note falls out of the front pocket. "I''m dropping Film Studies," Novak wrote. An old note from the beginning of term. At the time I thought: Thanks. Abandon me, like everyone else has. I hear Mrs. Goins coming before I see her. She''s . . . rustling? Maybe her thighs are rubbing together or something. Since the first of the year, she''s put on, like, twenty pounds. A lot of people call her Meaty Loins. I would never do that. The person behind Meaty Loins materializes. "Johanna, this is Robbie Inouye. Robbie, Johanna Lynch." Oh my God. Kill me now. Robbie Inouye scares the hell out of me. He might be retarded, or challenged, or whatever terminology you use to dance around the truth. He''s definitely messed. His eyes aren''t symmetrical, or could it be his head''s on crooked? The corners of his mouth are always caked with dried-up spittle and he lumbers, drags his feet like
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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.

About the Author

National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters offers an illuminating portrait of a relationship that’s sure to speak to anyone who’s experienced love’s thrill and thorns. She lives in Lakewood, Colorado. Visit her on the Web at www.julieannepeters.com.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12