☆ Rage || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Jackie Morse Kessler

By Jackie Morse Kessler | Comments: ( 286 ) | Date: ( Jun 18, 2019 )

Missy didn t mean to cut so deep But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort Sure, most people don t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was different.That s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse War Now Missy wieldsMissy didn t mean to cut so deep But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort Sure, most people don t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was different.That s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse War Now Missy wields a new kind of blade a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path But it s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain control.A unique approach to the topic of self mutilation, Rage is the story of a young woman who discovers her own power and refuses to be defeated by the world.


  • Title: Rage
  • Author: Jackie Morse Kessler
  • ISBN: 9780547445281
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jackie Morse Kessler

Jackie Morse Kessler grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with a cranky cat and overflowing shelves filled with dolls and books Now she s in Upstate NY with another cranky cat, a loving husband, two sons, and overflowing shelves filled with dragons and books except when her sons steal her dragons She has a bachelor s degree in English and American Literature, and yet she s never read any Jane Austen with or without zombies She also has a master s degree in media ecology The living study of technology and culture Which is cool, but she still can t figure out how to use Tweetdeck Jackie spends a lot of time writing, reading, and getting distracted by bright and shiny new ideas She just came up with a new idea right now She has a weakness for chocolate and a tendency to let her cat take over her office chair.



Comments Rage

  • karen

    on the surface, yes, i gave the second part of this series the same three stars as the first part, hunger, but know that this three stars is a shinier three. this one also starts with a clever premise: if an anorexic girl was chosen to be famine for the first volume, who will be the incarnation of war for the second? ohhh a cutter. makes sense. someone with a lot of pent-up aggression who uses bloodshed as a coping mechanism. the author says that, unlike the eating disorders from the first book, [...]


  • usagi ☆ミ

    This was a very difficult book for me to get through. And when I mean difficult, I don't mean in the "poorly written, oh god do not want" sort of way, but more in the way of "hitting too close to home".I am a former self-injurer, and I knew that the second book in the Horseman Quartet was going to have War as a cutter, but I hadn't prepared myself mentally and emotionally for the extremely well-written and almost graphically vivid imagery contained therein.Continuing in the vein of "Hunger", "Ra [...]


  • Jackie Kessler

    Thank you, everyone, for reading RAGE and for sharing your thoughts about it. I'm donating a portion of proceeds to the organization To Write Love On Her Arms, so to those of you who have bought the book, thank you for helping to make a difference. :)


  • Kristen

    Where to start? The author has a wonderful way with words. The turns of phrase are so often beautiful. The dialogue between Death and Missy or Death and the other Horsemen reflect this so often. I found myself sometimes reading the same phrases agin, not because I needed to, but because the sentence was so wonderful I wanted to.But… (and here it comes) I kept hoping as I read this that the purpose of the series would become apparent. That the overall story arc would reveal itself. Unfortunatel [...]


  • Penny

    Melissa Miller is not okay. For starters her home life is sort of a joke. Her parents are hardly ever available, emotionally or otherwise, because of their demanding careers so they think all is well on the home front. They have no clue that Melissa and her sister loathe each other, want nothing to do with one another. They don't know that Melissa is deeply troubled, in desperate need of help. School is no better. Melissa's been a social outcast ever since her ex-boyfriend told everyone her big [...]


  • Sesana

    War, who rides the red horse, is a cutter. At least, she is here, in the same way that Famine is a teenage anorexic. Two books in, I guess I know what I expect out of this series. A book in two parts, half mediocre fantasy and half absorbing problem novel. The fantasy aspect hasn't improved at all from the first book. There isn't anything inherently wrong with it, it just feels like an underdeveloped concept. And two books in, it's become a pattern that the white American kid learns valuable lif [...]


  • Mizuki

    First, let me remind you two things: (1) There're a lot of awful things in this wide wide world: murder, rape, hunger, diseases, abuse, war, injustice, massacre, death, meaningless death. You name them, they are all there.(2) At anytime, a great deal of awful things can happen to anyone and everyone, for no good reason at all.So why would the author of this book thinks a middle classed, well-fed but emotionally unstable teenage girl who has a obsession with self-cutting, had actually suffered ba [...]


  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*

    I've only read two of the four books in this series but I really feel like EVERYONE should read these because they have such an important message. I've had my mind blown by both of these books now. Trigger warning in case you didn't read the blurb or are unfamiliar with Rage, but the MC is a cutter. I can't recommend this enough, whether you've ever self-harmed, thought about it, or never done either of those things before.


  • Demo

    Note: I read this book in July 2011, so don't feed me to the wolves if I forget something like a name or whatever, okay? I still remember enough to re-review it.I'll be honest, I don't have a very long attention span. If there is not something interesting going on or the pacing is too slow, chances are, I'll put it down. That was almost the case with this book. Instead though, I flipped through the 200 something pages where nothing happens, lightly skimming over it in case I miss anything import [...]


  • Jessica Bierschied

    RAGE, by Jackie Morse Kessler instantly draws you when main character Melissa “Missy” Miller confronts Death, and slams the door in His face. Missy has a fate that she must accept or she will surely die. Missy being a self-injurer she cuts, shallow and deep. Painful always. Bleed out the bad as she puts it, but one night after an ex-boyfriend tricks her into a mortifying situation she cant take it anymore and she cuts too deep. Only Death's voice can coax her to push through and open a white [...]


  • Vasya

    Wow.Just wow.I seriously am speechless here. Given that I didn't like the book at the beginning, actually, given that I didn't like the book until I read the end and sat to think about it for a little while, I am seriously stupefied at my grade, but this book definitely deserves it.I live in a community that doesn't deal with self-injury and those types of problems. I mean, there are people out there that need help, but the topic of self-injury is not something that is an opened theme, or actual [...]


  • Greta is Erikasbuddy

    Its possible this might SPOIL Hunger for you just a tiny little spoiler So be warned!This book deals with a cutter who gets the job as WAR.If you remember we OFFed the other WAR in HUNGER and well it kinda repeated itself but instead of WAR attacking FAMINE it was FAMINE attacking HUNGER.I am looking forward to the next book ok really I want the book after that because it will be Death's book.I'm still loving the idea of a Kurt Cobain look-a-like as Death.Sure there was some self-mutilation in t [...]


  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    Oh Death, how I love thee. You are quite possibly my dream man (at least for this week anyway).Just finished Rage and was happy to find this installment to be much better than the first one. Maybe War just happened to be a more interesting character than Famine (who was sort of one note), but I think there's more to it. Something about this book felt more polished to me. I cared more about the character Missy's struggle this time around. Her story felt like the real story of a cutter. Every bit [...]


  • Karissa

    This is the second book in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse series by Kessler. I got an advanced reading copy of this book through netgalley. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Hunger. This book was a good addition to the series. I really enjoy how Kessler ties the mythos behind the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse into teen social disorders. You don't need to read Hunger to read this book; it features a separate story and different characters.Missy is a cutter; she cuts herself to deal [...]


  • Christian - Knightingale Reviews

    "Thou art war. Go thee out unto the world.""Rage" continues the Riders of the Apocalypse series. It is the second book, but did not have much of a connection to the first, besides a fairly similar plot line.Here's a short synopsis of the story:Missy Miller is portrayed as a strange and misunderstood teen in high school. She always wears black and is thus automatically labeled as the goth and emo chick. She also harbors a secret-she is a cutter. Through the drawing of her own blood with a small b [...]


  • Steph Su

    I was really impressed with Hunger, the first book in this new series that combines mythological influences with serious modern issues. However, I have to be honest and say that the second book, RAGE, didn’t work for me quite as much.I cannot say anything bad about this series’ intentions. These issues—anorexia and self-injury, body image and bullying—should be taken with the utmost seriousness, and yet Kessler uses such a wonderfully unique way to talk about these issues, which might ha [...]


  • Cyna

    So I gotta admit, anticipation of this book (an ARC, btw) was another wash for me. I enjoyed Hunger, and was eagerly looking forward to some expansion on its world and characters, but wasn't sure I could sympathize with a heroine who cuts. Even more than anorexia, cutting was something I did not understand, but I thought perhaps Rage could do for cutting what Hunger had done for anorexia to me, and plus, there would be more development of the Horsemen, and that interesting take on Death, since h [...]


  • Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)

    This is a gritty and dark novel, but it drew me in and didn't let go. Missy was in a lot of pain, and she deals with pain and anger by cutting (self-mutilation). It gets pretty graphic, but it is an accurate representation of what a cutter feels and why.Missy has a pretty good friend that tries to be there for her, her sister and her fight, but you can see her sister cares, and her parents are clueless and works a lot but they at least try to have some family time. Her ex-boyfriend found out abo [...]


  • Sarah

    I applaud the author in taking on cutting and representing the compulsion in such detail. I think some parts may be triggers for readers, so read with caution. I struggled with the apocalypse horsemen parts and how the author intended to use War as a trope of healing or ambivalence or revenge. I get there is an internal struggle and bleeding can be a release, but the refugee camp scene was not woven in well with the conversations among the horsemen -- it seemed like there was a message about ego [...]


  • Elspeth

    I liked the look of the cover at walmart so I picked it up to check it out. It is SO badly written it was painful to read. My friend and I make jokes on fifth grade writing assignments done from the first chapter and the back of the book. Well that should give you an idea on how it reads, slow, sloppy and inconsistant.


  • Danya

    Most of my Psychtember reviews will be formatted differently than my standard reviews, to reflect the mental health theme. I've structured things as though the book is the patient and I'm giving it an assessment. Each axis is an aspect of the book that I'll give my thoughts on (characters, plot, etc.), and the validity score refers to how psychologically accurate I think the book is. Then I may list some other books that this one "shares symptoms with" (i.e. novels dealing with similar topics) a [...]


  • Herp Derpington

    A Novel for Your Lovely, Sociopathic TeenI love reading tacky teen novels, especially the ones that relate to the characters' various emotional problems. It's not that I actually enjoy reading them — it's just that the adult author's portrayal of the problem is oftentimes inadvertently laughable. I got the same sensation from reading this book that I had when I read Ellen Hopkin's Impulse. That's not a compliment.SPOILERS ABOUND___The Characters:This is the biggest problem for me.I found Missy [...]


  • Ironie

    You can't not like this cover, especially if you're inclined to villainy like yours truly. You just can't. It has a freaking bloody sword on it which looks awesome, and its title is just Rage. It just screams villainy darkness and evulz.Now this book is a girl named Missy, who, after being humiliated in front of the school, almost kills herself. But in the passing moments of life, Death comes along and names her War, one of the Riders of the Apocalypse. Sounds pretty intense, right?Wrong. Wrong [...]


  • Jennifer M

    Rage (rj)n.1.a. Violent, explosive anger.b. A fit of anger.2. Furious intensity, as of a storm or disease.3. A burning desire; a passionr.v. raged, rag·ing, rag·es1. To speak or act in violent anger2. To move with great violence or intensity3. To spread or prevail forcefullyMissy has a burning desire to relieve an overwhelming pain. This is a book about channeling pain into purpose. Missy moves against herself with violence and intensity. This is a book about finding balance, and gaining contr [...]


  • Krystle

    I started this book with a lot of excitement and a rather healthy amount of trepidation. Excitement because I was expecting a lot of fabulous things considering how much I enjoyed the previous novel, Hunger, and trepidation because I’m not too good at reading these sort of issue books.Rage was the same hard-hitting story I had been waiting for. A lot of the scenes in the book were very difficult for me to read because I have experiences of my own regarding cutting, so I understand that manic n [...]


  • Kassi Tews

    The story Rage is about a young girl that is going through typical teenager problems. People say that Missy is an over exaggerated kind of girl, but they don’t know what they put her though. Every teenager has a rough time in high school,but Missy’s is by far the worst. Missy was in a relationship with Adam for about a year. He was with her even though he knew she cut herself and had some family problems. Adam decided to breakup with her and completely ruin her self-confidence. Missy would n [...]


  • Chibineko

    If you've read Kessler's first book Hunger, you know how well she is at packing quite a bit of story in such a small amount of pages. If you haven't then you really should give her a try- her books really are incredible.When Missy isn't feeling good about herself, there's one thing she can count on to make it all go away. It lives in a little white box in her closet & it is always there & never lets her down, unlike some of the people around her. Her sister treats her like an embarassmen [...]


  • Lily (WhoLockian)

    Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler Early ReviewReviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different.That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new kind of blade—a big, brutal [...]


  • Eric Juneau

    I had previously read "Hunger", which was about a girl fighting an eating/image disorder who becomes the Horseman Famine. This one follows the same formula, and is maybe a little bit worse. The first one dealt very well with eating disorders, keeping plausible and never going for TV-movie melodrama. Maybe because the author had an ED. Not so with War's chosen psychological disorder.In this one, the girl is a cutter/self-injurer. But I've studied this, and cutters cut to get the emotions out. The [...]


  • Brandy

    this book was definatly one of those books were you just couldn't put it down. not only did i finish this book but ive read it twice already!! just because it was that good. this book is full of emotions, real strong emotions. emotions that we can all relate to one way or another. the main charactor is a girl in high school, she never really had close freinds and she did have a boy friend once but that whole situation is explained in the book. she is just human, normal, going through things most [...]


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