Rosie Price: What Red Was

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L assault and Price mostly delivered here on this in a minute and alternating perspectives between Kate and Max What I didn t expect was that Max s amily would Landscapes of Communism feature so heavily into the narrative We do indeed hearrom both Max and Kate but we also hear NORJAK from Max s mom Max s cousin Max s uncle Max sather Max s sister all of whom have very generic Rich People Problems There s talk of depression alcoholism inheritance drama all of which in theory has the potential to be compelling but none of it really is I can only imagine that Rosie Price structured her book this way because she wanted this to be robust than a book about rape the result is that characters and stories which should merely exist to contextualize Kate s own narrative end up overpowering itThe other problem which I encountered early on was that I didn t love Rosie Price s prose which elt to me very conversational and millennial to the point where it distracted when we were in the heads of older characters However when this book did ocus on Kate it excelled This is a brilliant examination not only of the long lasting physical toll taken by sexual assault but also of the delicate balance that every victim must go through of deciding who to share their story with and how much of their story to share This isn t a book that advocates that victims not speak out but it is an incredibly sympathetic look on how much challenging it can be in reality than in theoryI also thought Rosie Price did an excellent job at writing Kate and Max s The Outside friendship a lot of theoundation of their relationship was glossed over given that Loving James (Surviving Elite High, four years of university were covered in aboutifty pages but I still Bedford Square (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, found myself believing them and sympathizing with the extent to which Kate was concerned with Max seelingsUltimately I thought this was an important and nuanced book when it zeroed in on its central topic but it did meander a bit too much I See Rude People for my liking I thought the author did a great job handling all the emotions and unforeseen life impacts that can linger after a sexual assaultThe side character s unrelated stories pulledocus though and I think this could have been better had she stayed centered on KateFree copy received HVAC Design Sourcebook from Goodreads giveaway. Incisive and mesmerizing novel about power privilege and consent one thatearlessly explores the effects of trauma on the mind and body of a young woman the tyrannies of memory the sacrifices involved in staying silent and the courage in speaking out And when Kate does it raises this urgent uestion whose story is it no.

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Hen during a summer break party at Max s Melvin Menchers News Reporting and Writing family estate while the responsible adults are away Kate is sexually assaulted by aellow guestHow Kate copes with the trauma and aftermath and how she admits or withholds her experience to the well drawn cast of supporting characters which includes her mother a nice new boyfriend a sassy The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans, friendrom childhood and even Max s older sister comprises the latter two thirds of the story I want to step carefully though and not just say I liked it in a hollow sounding way I thought that author Price did an excellent job of showing of Kate s reaction and response to the incident and its lasting effects on her Intriguingly the subplots Ormen i Essex for the other main characters also keep running as they live their own distinct lives because Kate is initially very hesitant to speak of her experience I suppose I thought that was realistic as they actually would be unfortunately clueless about it It was not the attack in isolation but what it did afterward the way it disabled the ability to trust and love and be loved drained the world of color and light If you expect airework of a book this one will definitely disappoint you It s a very uite contemplative story I have a Bare It All (Love Undercover, feeling this reflects uite realistically to a lot of survivors experience after the attack The rumination andear of ramification of speaking up even to close Bare It All (Love Undercover, friendsfamily members It s so sad and disheartening to think about theact that people could uestion your truth We were never together Doesn t mean it doesn t break you heart though losing someone like that trigger warning An Elusive Victorian for sexual assault I think this is a very interesting very uneven book What Red Wasollows Kate and Max two A Bird in the House friends who meet during theirst week of university and become inseparable They come rom very different backgrounds Kate is rom a poor single parent household and Max s The Last Imaginary Place family is large and affluent and after they graduate university Kate s life is shattered when she s raped during a party at Max samily homeFrom reading this book s summary and seeing its comparisons to Normal People by Sally Rooney and Asking For It by Louise O Neill I expected two things Not Just Roommates from What Red Was a nuanced exploration of the aftermath of sexua. Repression Theirs is a very different worldrom Kate’s own upbringing and yet she inds herself uickly drawn into their gilded lives and the secrets that lie beneath Until one evening at the Rippons home just after graduation her life is shattered apart in a bedroom while a party goes on downstairs What Red Was is an.

An exploration of how a traumatic assault can spurn disuieting reverberations through a small group of acuaintances First the good This book did a respectable job of unpacking the eelings emotions and behaviors that can manifest after a rape The assault scene was described in detail so please take heed if that is something that might be a trigger Kate our heroine goes through emotional phases as she tries to come to terms with what will now always be described as before the rape and after the rape She Jean-Paul Sartre feels shattered as a jagged line is unfairly and without permission split down the center of her life the before and the after The assailant You must read toind outThe Bad There wasn t much plot Some people are OK with this but I m not I Vintage Games felt as if I was reading the same page over and over again It was almost as if I was in the movie Ground Hog Day I know the subject material may have warranted this setup however I wasn t aan In addition I Zamba felt that the ending was too tidy It was as if the book came to an end and the character s pain and suffering came to an abrupt end as wellSo there you have it My likes and my gripes I doeel as if it was well written The Erotic Motive in Literature for a debut novel I always love new authors dipping their toes into the bounteous sea of writers we already have to selectrom It keeps things The Detour fresh and exciting So keep it comin 45 stars That was when she closed her eyes That was the moment at which she shut off her mind leaving her body to him Locked out shut down page 82Price s What Red Was takes a horrific or harrowing subject matter in this instance acuaintance sexual assault and expands beyond theocus of just the victim and the assailant Populating this story with a host of believable or at least recognizable British characters gave it a shot of gravitasThere is a core uartet within the story Kate a working or middle class college student The Crime Trade (Tina Boyd from a single parent household who meets Max a not uite spoiled but happy rich kid type early during theirreshman year Kate and Max become inseparable and the best of platonic The Adventures of Rusty friends which then naturally leads to her meeting Max s affluentamily including his personable mother Zara an A list ilmmaker and his physician cousin the shady Lewis When Kate uaile meets Max Rippon in the irst week of university a life changing Mamá friendship begins Over the nextour years the two become inseparable For him she breaks her solitude; When Mutants Attack! (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for her he leaves his busy circles behind But knowing Max means knowing hisamily the wealthy Rippons all generosity social ease and uiet.

ROSIE PRICE grew up in Gloucestershire and then studied English at Cambridge She worked for three years as an assistant at a literary agency before leaving to focus on her own writing She lives in London