Ss college student from 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 Discover Cooking with Lavender 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 herxperience to the well drawn cast of supporting characters which includes her mother a nice new boyfriend a sassy friend from childhood and Constipation 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 anxcellent job of showing of Kate s reaction and response to the incident and its lasting Jack the Giant Killer effects 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 hesitant to speak of herxperience I suppose I thought that was realistic as they actually would be unfortunately clueless about it 25 rounded up I m struggling with how to review What Red Was there are moments where it feels like a well handled depiction of 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 #are kept at a distance which is probably due to the style of writing Yet something kept me reading so 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 A Day in the Budwig Diet exchange for an honest review 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 youxpect 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 have a feeling this reflects uite realistically to a of survivors Lambs To The Slaughter experience after the attack The rumination and fear of ramification of speaking upven 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 you heart though losing someone like that Thank you Crown Publishing for sending me a free ARC in Córka Robrojka (Jeżycjada, 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 Their friendship is platonic and refreshing I liked how 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 has different points of view including Kate Max Max s mother a film directortc At first I thought Kate should be the one telling her story but midway through I The Neil Simon Collection 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 Slate (Rebel Wayfarers MC, experience was satisfying and authentic I don t thinkveryone will be happy with the way this book nds 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 affects veryone differently Release date August 27 2019. Incisive and mesmerizing novel about power privilege and consent one that fearlessly Do I Owe You Money? The Collected Memoirs of Ian Mosley explores theffects 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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debut by young author Rosie Price Covering #coolly recounted debut by young new author Rosie Price Covering hot topics of an ambiguous rape and the resultant cutting the victim drip feeds the name of her known assailant in such a dispassionate style that it s 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 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 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 xpected two things from What Red Was a nuanced xploration 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 xpect 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 Hunter Moon (Grazi Kelly exist to contextualize Kate s own narrativend up overpowering itThe other problem which I The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy Rachel, encounteredarly 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 7 Navykov Vysokoeffektivnykh Lyudej excelled This is a brilliantxamination not only of the long lasting physical toll taken by sexual assault but also of the delicate balance that Lichtenstein 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 anxcellent 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 The Roman Object Revolution 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 4 starsWhat Red Was is a stark and riveting debut novel that vividly depicts the lastingffects 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 distressed xperience all the sortRecounted Debut By Young
of motions you should feel when reading about such a horrific act Another thing that I appreciated is that the storyemotions you should feel when reading about such a horrific act Another thing that I appreciated is that the story 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. 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 ase and uiet.
Rosie Price Ï 1 READComplex 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 The Greatest You everyone regardless of their likability had page timeThis story is relevant raw and compellingven in its darkest moments While I wished for a neater The Elite Way 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 my blog Anxploration 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 Crumbs 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 throughmotional 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 #the same page over and 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 nding was too tidy It was as if the book came to an nd and the character s pain and suffering came to an abrupt Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia 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 andxciting So keep it comin I thought the author did a great job handling all the motions 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 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
rape anyone Joining 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 Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square er no one but it s neverxplored just dropped in then the story moves on Personally I d have liked less of the The Familiars 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 45 stars That was when she closed heryes 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 Imepuu 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 cla. 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 onevening 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.To Rape Anyone Joining