'All The Rage' Has All The Despair, And All The Confusion, Too

April 15, 2015 2:03 PM

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'All The Rage' Has All The Despair, And All The Confusion, Too

The title of Courtney Summers' latest young adult novel, All The Rage, doesn't quite earn its seeming double meaning. It's a single entendre — "all the rage" really does just refer to anger, though the book could also have been called All the Confusion, All the Defiant Loneliness or All the Sublimated Self-Destruction.

The protagonist, Romy Grey, is dealing with many feelings, and rage is one of the least obvious. But that makes the book compellingly unpredictable. Romy is seeking safe outlets for emotions that are held in check largely by her own inability to sort through them, and the title expresses something e...

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