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Sassy friend from 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 ollow sounding way I "though and not just say I liked it in a Mini Tab Books hollow sounding way I that author Price did an excellent job of showing of Kate s reaction and response to the incident and its lasting effects oner Intriguingly the subplots for the other main characters also keep running as they live their own distinct lives because Kate is initially very Mini Tab Books hesitant to speak ofer 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 a firework of a book this one will definitely disappoint you It s a very uite contemplative story I Peekaboo Baby have a feeling this reflects uite realistically to a lot of survivors experience after the attack The rumination and fear of ramification of speaking up even to close friendsfamily members It s so sad and disheartening to think about the fact that people could uestion your truth We were never together Doesn t mean it doesn t break youeart though losing someone like that trigger warning for sexual assault I think this is a very interesting very uneven book What Red Was follows Kate and Max two friends who meet during the first week of university and become inseparable They come from very different backgrounds Kate is from a poor single parent Alphaprints household and Max s family is large and affluent and after they graduate university Kate s life is shattered when she s raped during a party at Max s familyomeFrom 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 from What Red Was a nuanced exploration of the aftermath of sexual assault and Price mostly delivered ere on this in a minute and alternating perspectives between Kate and Max What I didn t expect was that Max s family would feature so eavily into the narrative We do indeed Shiny Shapes hear from both Max and Kate but we alsoear from Max s mom Max s cousin Max s uncle Max s father Max s sister all of whom Priddy Baby Lift The Flap have very generic Rich People Problems There s talk of depression alcoholism inheritance drama all of which in theoryas the potential to be compelling but none of it really is I can only imagine that Rosie Price structured er 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 felt to me very conversational and millennial to the point where it distracted when we were felt to me very conversational and millennial to the point where it distracted when we were the eads of older characters However when this book did focus 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 lasting physical toll taken by sexual assault but also of the delicate balance that every victim must through of deciding who to share their story with and Forest Friends 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 onow much challenging it can be in reality than in theoryI also thought Rosie Price did an excellent job at writing Kate and Max s friendship a lot of the foundation of their relationship was glossed over given that four years of university were covered in about fifty pages but I still found myself believing them and sympathizing with the extent to which Kate was concerned with Max s feelingsUltimately 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 for my liking I thought the author did a great job Mid Century Modern Interiors handling all the emotions and unforeseen life impacts that can linger after a sexual assaultThe side character s unrelated stories pulled focus though and I think this couldave been better ad she stayed centered on KateF. Incisive and mesmerizing novel about power privilege and consent one that fearlessly 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. S who needs to rape er no one but it s never explored just dropped in then the Story Moves On Personally I moves on Personally I ave liked less of the extended 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 25 rounded up I m struggling with The Bloomsbury Handbook Of 21st Century Feminist Theory how to review What Red Was there are moments where it feels like a wellandled depiction of Reimagining Childhood Studies how one young woman deals with the aftermath of rape and at others it feels like a bit of a drawn out and confused narrative lacking nuance where the characters are kept at a distance which is probably due to the style of writing Yet something kept me reading so if it sounds vaguely up your street I d probably recommend checking it out Thank you Netgalley and Random House UK Vintage Publishing for the advance copy which was provided in exchange for anonest review You re telling meToo much tell and not enough show in this coolly recounted debut by young new author Rosie Price Covering the International Organizations And Global Civil Society hot topics of an ambiguous rape and the resultant cutting the victim drip feeds the name ofer known assailant in such a dispassionate style that it s Mixed Metaphors hard to care There s a confusing cast of characters and I found myself skipping increasingly large chunksIn Room 101 of a novel writing course I believe this yawn fest wouldave been called out by the tutor and it s puzzling that it was able to slip through the long shot lottery Lucky Rosie PriceMy thanks to Vintage for the review copy via NetGalley An exploration of Critical Creative Writing 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 feelings emotions and behaviors that can manifest after a rape The assault scene was described in detail so please takeeed if that is something that might be a trigger Kate our Conflict And Contest In Nietzsche S Philosophy 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 feels shattered as a jagged line is unfairly and without permission split down the center ofer 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 Debating Genocide have warranted this setupowever I wasn t a fan In addition I 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 Brecht On Performance 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 alreadyave to select from It keeps things fresh and exciting So keep it comin 45 stars That was when she closed The Straightforward Guide To Safeguarding Adults her eyes That was the moment at which she shut offer mind leaving Theorizing Transgender Identity For Clinical Practice her body toim Locked out shut down page 82Price s What Red Was takes a Ocd And Autism horrific orarrowing subject matter in this instance acuaintance sexual assault and expands beyond the focus of just the victim and the assailant Populating

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story with ost 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 from a single parent ousehold who meets Max a not uite spoiled but Midwinter Tales From Moominvalley happy rich kid type early during their freshman year Kate and Max become inseparable and the best of platonic friends which then naturally leads toer meeting Max s affluent family including Never Gonna Be Wifey his personable mother Zara an A list filmmaker andis physician cousin the shady Lewis Then during a summer break party at Max s family estate while the responsible adults are away Kate is sexually assaulted by a fellow guestHow Kate copes with the trauma and aftermath and Arabic Contemporary Theology how she admits or withholdser experience to the well drawn cast of supporting characters which includes Have More Life her mother a nice new boyfriend Repression Theirs is a very different world from Kate’s own upbringing and yet she findserself uickly drawn into their gilded lives and the secrets that lie beneath Until one evening at the Rippons Feminist Jurisprudence home just after graduationer life is shattered apart in a bedroom while a party goes on downstairs What Red Was is an. ,

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What Red 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 ow Price didn t try to force a sexual relationship Nothing about their friendship feels contrived or manipulative Men and women can be friends This novel Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management has different points of view including Kate Max Max s mother a film director etc At first I thought Kate should be the one tellinger story but midway through I ended Up Really Enjoying Hearing From really enjoying Perdidas hearing from 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 selfarm 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 experience was satisfying and authentic I don t think everyone will be Bug Bounty Hunting Essentials happy with the way this book ends though But I feel like Price tried to write anonest story about a young woman coming to grips with being raped and the inner struggles she must face in order to Elephants heal Inindsight trauma affects everyone differently Release date August 27 2019 4 starsWhat Red Was is a stark and riveting debut novel that vividly depicts the lasting effects of rape on a young woman s mind body and life This is not for the faint of The Life Monaco Grand Prix heart and I am not writing this as some sort of snide but of aeads up since this novel portrays rape and trauma in an unflinchingly way At times I was overwhelmed The story will make you angry sad distressed experience all the sort of emotions you should feel when reading about such a Land Rover Discovery Series 2 1998 To 2004 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 selfarm Unlike a certain other novel out thereKate wasn t reduced to the abominable violation committed against Schlumpf The Intrigue Behind The Most Beautiful Car Collection In The her She was a relatable and interesting character and followinger life prior to that day really brought Autodelta 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 especially when we read of the thoughts and general worldview of Max s cousin it gave the novel a democratic approach were everyone regardless of their likabilityad page timeThis story is relevant raw and compelling even in its darkest moments While I wished for a neater ending 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 Moral Vision her sense of self after being raped Read reviews on my blog Head always thought Ladybird Christmas Treasury he would be able to recognise a man capable of rapee Becoming A Somebody had never thought that aandsome man would need to rape anyone Joining other recent books that Winds Of Darkness have broken the silence around rape non consent and trauma I applaud the intentions of this book butave to say that it s uite chaotic and messy as a novel It feels unfocused too much time spent on the family it s uite chaotic and messy as a novel It feels unfocused too much time spent on the family opera which ends 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 Coup In Dallas how a man might think of rapist. When Kate uaile meets Max Rippon in the first week of university a life changing friendship begins Over the next four years the two become inseparable Forim she breaks er solitude; for er Spurgeon S Sermons For Today he leavesis busy circles behind But knowing Max means knowing is family the wealthy Rippons all generosity social ease and uiet.


What Red Was