Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters

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Read Rage: A Love Story Online Free - 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.



Title : Rage: A Love Story
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ISBN : 0375852093
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 296 pages


Reviews


April rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 14, 2012

It wasn't so much that reading this was painful for me, it was the fact that it seemed like such a rough, tiring journey for nothing. I'll quote Ketchum: '...despite Rage being a painfully realistic portrayal of abuse, and the darker side of LGBT culture, this book left me with a bad taste in my...


Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

April 21, 2011

Originally posted at Sweet Treats & Thrilling Tales I can’t lie. Rage is a very difficult book to read. It would be difficult for anyone to read even if they haven’t been in any sort of an abusive relationship. But for someone who has been in an abusive relationship, it’s extremely difficult....


elissa rated it ★★★★☆

April 24, 2010

Took me almost 2 mos to read this, not because I didn't like it, but because the abuse was hard to read about, so I could only take it in small doses. That speaks to the powerful writing here. The ending was very strong and realistic, so I'm glad that I stuck with it, as it was worth it. The char...


Alicia rated it ★★★★★

January 18, 2011

This was a different kind of amazing-- it wasn't the writing but the shock value of the characters' plights. Johanna is living alone as a senior in high school after her father and mother have both passed away and her sister has chosen to unsupportingly move away with her husband. But everyone in...


Jillian Jayde rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 24, 2011

I found myself incredibly disappointed in this book. The pacing and the plot were technically good but I found it to be rather predictable. I found mysrlf incapable of connecting to a single character and at times felt that the storyline and soul behind Johanna was rushed for the sake of length....


Robyn rated it ★★★★☆

December 09, 2011

Rage: A Love Story, a rather misnomer in my opinion, but go ahead, I'll bite. Firstly, I would like to congratulate the author, Ms.Julie Anne Peters, her book is officially the shortest book I have ever read that took me 10 days to finish. *claps in mock enthusiasm* Honestly that is not a jab at h...


Bunker rated it ★★★☆☆

December 07, 2009

This tale of lesbian courtly love gone awry features Johanna, a reliable and compassionate eighteen-year-old whose life seems destined to be defined by loss, and Reeve, the young woman Johanna has fallen in love with from afar. Johanna has lost her mother and father, and her much older sister, Te...


Melinda rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 20, 2014

The first half was a little tiresome and hard to get into — the characters and storyline started fleshing out by the second half. (view spoiler)[Although the discussion of abuse in lesbian relationships is an important one, and I appreciated Julie Anne Peters's attempt to show how the abuser in this situation w... (hide spoiler)]


Desiree rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 16, 2011

I wanted to read this after reading Keeping You a Secret, but I was pretty disappointed. I was hoping for more interesting LGBTQ books but I wasn't a fan of this one. There were two main reasons that I didn't really like this book. One: It wasn't really what I was looking for, mostly regarding th...


Sarah rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 05, 2009

I really like the way JAP writes, but this plot just wasn't working for me as well as some of her others. She tackles young lesbian abusive relationships, which, oddly, there aren't many books about (ha), but I don't like the speed at which the characters are "in love". They hardly know each othe...





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