Rage: A Love Story
Rage: A Love Story
Rage: A Love Story
Julie Anne Peters
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.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Johanna Lynch is a senior in high school. Life is stressful for her because both of her parents have died, and her sister doesn't talk to her much after Johanna confessed that she is a lesbian. Every day Johanna admires Reeve Hartt, but she would never speak to her. Reeve is also a lesbian, but Johanna never thought she would have a chance with her. While Johanna is tutoring a boy with autism named Robbie Inouye, she finds out that he is Reeve's brother. One day Johanna finally gets the courage to talk to Reeve and from then on, they hit it off.

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"Rage: A Love Story" by Julie Anne Peters is a shocking book about lesbians. One lesbian girls fantasizes about another. When they finally do interact, she turns her dream girl gay. However, abuse begins to form in their relationship. Peters also elaborates on each girl's family and their troubles therein. In the end, both girls come to an agreement with their relationship and uncover startling truths about each other.

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