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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 her sense of self after being raped Read reviews on s uneasy path towards recovering her sense of self after being raped Read reviews on blog 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 own page 82Price s What Red Was takes a horrific or harrowing subject matter in this instance acuaintance sexual assault and expands 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 from a single parent household who meets Max a not uite spoiled but happy rich kid type early Two Brothers, One Tail 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 Thenuring 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 how she admits or withholds her experience to the well Woman Much Missed drawn cast of supporting characters which includes her mother a nice new boyfriend a 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 hollow sounding way I thought that author Priceid an excellent job of showing of Kate s reaction and response to the incident and its lasting effects on her Intriguingly the subplots for the response to the incident and its lasting effects on her Intriguingly the subplots for the main characters also keep running as they live their own Why Americas Top Pundits Are Wrong 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 Thank you Crown Publishing for sending me a free ARC in exchange 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 Th An exploration of how a traumatic assault can spurnisuieting reverberations through a small group of acuaintances First the good This book Citizen Cain did a respectable job of unpacking the feelings emotions and behaviors that can manifest after a rape The assault scene wasescribed in Trail of Secrets 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 beescribed as before the rape and after the rape She feels shattered as a jagged line is unfairly and without permission split How to Train a Cowboy 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 Io feel as if it was well written for a One Special Moment debut novel I always love new authorsipping their toes into the bounteous sea of writers we already have to select from It keeps things fresh and exciting So keep it comin. 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 oes it raises this urgent uestion whose story is it no. What Red WasYou re telling meToo much tell and not enough show in this coolly recounted ebut by young new author Rosie Price Covering the hot topics of an ambiguous rape and the resultant cutting the victim rip feeds the name of her known assailant in such a ispassionate style that it s hard to the name of her known assailant in such a The Mommy Makeover dispassionate style that it s hard to 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 would have 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 I thought the authorid a great job 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 could have been better had she stayed centered on KateFree copy received from Goodreads giveaway 25 rounded up I m struggling with how to review What Red Was there are moments where it feels like a well handled The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives depiction of how one young womaneals with the aftermath of rape and at others it feels like a bit of a A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, drawn out and confused narrative lacking nuance where the characters are kept at aistance which is probably First Blood due to the style of writing Yet something kept me reading so if it sounds vaguely up your street I probably recommend checking it out Thank you Netgalley and Random House UK Vintage Publishing for the advance copy which was provided in exchange for an honest review 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 The Palliser Novels during the first week of university and become inseparable They come from veryifferent 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 Men And Gods In Mongolia 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 mostlyelivered here on this in a minute and alternating perspectives between Kate and Max What I Hunter Killer (Pike Logan didn t expect was that Max s family would feature so heavily into the narrative Weo indeed Hear From Both Max from both Max 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 Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, depression alcoholism inheritancerama 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 "book about rape the result is that 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 The Friend Zone didn t love Rosie Price s prose which felt to me very conversational and millennial to the point where itistracted when we were in the heads of older characters However when this book Flying Scotsman Manual 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 theelicate balance that every victim must go through of Alpha (Shifters, 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 Priceid an excellent. 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. Job at writing Kate and Max s friendship a lot of the Of Their Relationship Was their relationship was over given that four 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 believing them and sympathizing with the extent to which Kate was concerned with Max s feelingsUltimately thought this was an important and nuanced book when it zeroed in on its central topic but it Whalerider 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 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 justropped in then the story moves on Personally I Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex 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 It was not the attack in isolation but what itid afterward the way it Graphic Design For Everyone disabled the ability to trust and love and be lovedrained the world of color and light If you expect a firework of a book this one will Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, definitelyisappoint you It s a very uite contemplative story I 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 Sweetland disheartening to think about the fact that people could uestion your truth We were never together Doesn t mean itoesn t break you heart though losing someone like that 4 starsWhat Red Was is a stark and riveting Art of Laurel and Hardy debut novel that vividlyepicts the lasting effects 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 an unflinchingly way At times I was overwhelmed The story will make you angry sad Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, distressed experience all the sort of emotions you should feel when reading about such a horrific act Another thing that I appreciated is that the storyidn t reduce its characters to convenient stereotypes Nor The Intelligent Entrepreneur did it glamoriseepression 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 The Summer of the Ubume day really brought her character to life Her friendship with Max was complex and poignant and itidn 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 Distracted - Acting Edition 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 aemocratic approach were everyone regardless of their likability had page timeThis story is relevant raw and compelling even in its Trauma heilen darkest moments While I wished for. Repression Theirs is a veryifferent world from Kate’s own upbringing and yet she finds herself uickly Developing Resilient Organizations 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 onownstairs What Red Was is an. ,

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