Monday, February 02, 2015

Makeup Monday #1: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

We have a new weekly feature! #MakeupMonday was created by two things. One, Debbie's idea to share the makeup we wear on Monday. Two, at that time Ali was reading a book where the character had a specific importance for makeup. Thus, Makeup Monday was born - combining two of our favorite things: books and makeup! Hope you enjoy, and feel free to join in by posting your makeup regiment on Monday via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MakeupMonday!

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. 

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

Romy uses lipstick and nail polish as armor.  Really, for most, that's kind of what makeup is right? It's one of the few things Romy has any kind of control over and it's become her signature. Perfectly manicured red nails and pristine red lips. Always red. Always.  While Romy wouldn't have the means to a Sephora and would probably pick up some much lower brands...I'm sticking with some of my favorite reds.  The names are actually somewhat fitting as well, all be it in a completely tragic way.

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