Om a single parent household who meets Max a not uite spoiled but happy rich kid type arly during their freshman year Kate and Max become inseparable and the best of platonic friends which then naturally leads to her meeting Max s affluent family including his personable mother Zara an A list filmmaker and his physician cousin the shady Lewis Then during a summer break party at Max s family state while the responsible adults are away Kate is sexually assaulted
by a fellow guestHow Kate copes with the trauma and aftermath and how she admits or withholds her xperience to the a fellow guestHow Kate copes with the trauma and aftermath and how she admits or withholds her Taxi ins Glück experience to the drawn cast of supporting characters which includes her mother a nice new boyfriend a sassy friend from childhood andven 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 xcellent job of showing of Kate s reaction and response to the incident and its lasting ffects on her Intriguingly the subplots for the other main characters also keep running as they live their own distinct lives because Kate is initially very hesi Thank you Crown Publishing for sending me a free ARC in xchange for an honest review What Red Was by Rosie Price is an unflinching look at the aftermath of a sexual assault Kate and Max meet their first semester at College and soon become inseparable friends Their friendship is platonic and refreshing I liked how Price didn t try to
FORCE A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP NOTHING ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP FEELS a sexual relationship Nothing about their friendship feels or manipulative Men and women can be friends This novel has different points of view including Kate Max Max s mother a film director tc At first I thought Kate should be the one telling her story but midway through I The Magic Rolling Pin ended up reallynjoying hearing from the various characters It made me for a compelling and well rounded read There is a rape scene It s graphic but nothing gratuitous But if you are a survivor of sexual assault some of the content might be trigging Also self harm is also discussed which might be another trigger for those who struggle with it I don t want to ruin who is the culprit but it s NOT Max I only mention this because I don t want readers to feel deceived or tricked Again I appreciate Price for not being predictable This was a difficult book to read but the overall reading Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, experience was satisfying and authentic I don t thinkveryone will be happy with the way this book Not Without a Fight ends though But I feel like Price tried to write an honest story about a young woman coming to grips with being raped and the inner struggles she must face in order to heal In hindsight trauma affectsveryone differently Release date August 27 2019 An Garden Bouquets and Beyond 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 feelingsmotions 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 The Unseen Wonder 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 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 to find outThe Bad There wasn t much plot Some people are OK with this but I m not I 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 a fan In addition I felt that thending was too tidy It was as if the book came to an The Management Bible end and the character s pain and suffering came to an abruptnd as wellSo there you have it My likes and my gripes I do feel as if it was well written for a debut novel I always love new authors dipping their toes into the bounteous sea of writers we already have to select from It keeps things fresh and Zu schnell exciting So keep it comin. Incisive and mesmerizing novel about power privilege and consent one that fearlesslyxplores the ffects 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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But it did meander a bit too much for my liking He had always thought he would be able to recognise a man capable of rape he had never thought that a handsome man would need to rape anyone Joining other recent books that have broken the silence around rape non consent and trauma I applaud the intentions of this book but have to say that it s uite chaotic and messy as a novel It feels unfocused too much time spent on the family soap opera which nds up being the foreground rather than the context as a result the rape is almost marginalised Kate s brokenness is one wound amongst many too many for my taste There are interesting ideas such as the one in the uotation above about how a man might think of rapists who needs to rape r no one but it s never xplored just dropped in then the story moves on Personally I d have liked less of the xtended family stories and about Kate s actions and reactions but that s personal taste An important topic but an unfocused bookThanks to the publisher for an ARC via NetGalley 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 xpect a firework of a book this one will definitely disappoint you It s a very uite contemplative story I have a feeling this reflects uite realistically to a lot of survivors xperience after the attack The rumination and fear of ramification of speaking
up ven to close friendsfamily members It s so sad and disheartening to think about the fact that people could uestioneven to close friendsfamily members It s so sad and disheartening to think about the fact that people could uestion truth We were never together Doesn t mean it doesn t break you heart though losing someone like that 4 starsWhat Red Was is a stark and riveting debut novel that vividly depicts the lasting ffects of rape on a young woman s mind body and life This is not for the faint of heart and I am not
writing this as some sort of snide but of a heads up since this novel portrays rape and trauma in anthis as some sort of snide but of a heads up since this novel portrays rape and trauma in an way At times I was overwhelmed The story will make you angry sad distressed xperience all the sort of motions you should feel when reading about such a horrific act Another thing that I appreciated is that the story didn t reduce its characters to convenient stereotypes Nor did it glamorise depression addictions or self harm Unlike a certain other novel out thereKate wasn t reduced to the abominable violation committed against her She was a relatable and interesting character and following her life prior to that day really brought her character to life Her friendship with Max was complex and poignant and it didn t fall victim to the friends to lovers clich The way their relationship changes over the years saddened me yet it seemed inevitable and far too realisticInitially I thought that following the perspectives of Max s family members detracted attention from Kate s storyline but it soon becomes apparent that by shifting the focus to them made them into far fleshed out characters However uneasy this shift made me feel specially when we read of the thoughts and general worldview of Max s cousin it gave the novel a democratic approach were veryone regardless of their likability had page timeThis story is relevant raw and novel a democratic approach were veryone regardless of their likability had page timeThis story is relevant raw and ven in its darkest moments While I wished for a neater nding I still would recommend this to those interested in reading a novel filled with fraught and believable familial relationships and a young woman s uneasy path towards recovering her sense of self after being raped Read reviews on my blog 45 stars That was when she closed her Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature 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 andxpands beyond the focus 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 fr. Repression Theirs is a very different world from Kate’s own upbringing and yet she finds herself uickly drawn into their gilded lives and the secrets that lie beneath Until one vening 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.