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  • What Red Was
  • Rosie Price
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  • 09 August 2018
  • 9781787301382

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Rosie Price Rosie Price ✓ 7 READ READ What Red Was 107 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. 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 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 family 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 from What Red Was a nuanced exploration of the aftermath of sexual 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 family would feature so heavily into the narrative We do indeed hear from both Max and Kate but we also hear from Max s mom Max s cousin Max s uncle Max s father 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 felt 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 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 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 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

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Rosie Price Rosie Price ✓ 7 READ READ What Red Was 107 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 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. 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 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 how a man might think of rapists who needs to rape er no one but it s never explored just dropped in then the story moves on Personally I d have 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

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Rosie Price Rosie Price ✓ 7 READ READ What Red Was 107 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 For him she breaks her solitude; for her he leaves his busy circles behind But knowing Max means knowing his family the wealthy Rippons all generosity social ease and uiet. 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 feelings 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 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 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 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 exciting So keep it comin