Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler

Summary: Missy didn't mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in fromt of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting dome 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 weilds a new kind of blade - a big, brutal sword taht 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.

Review: I always seem to end up speechless after I finish one of Jackie's books. This one was especially difficult for me to read. Missy is another broken character to has to use War to deal with her problems. This is the only book that hit me so hard I actually had to close it and push it away for a whole day. Don't let that keep you from reading it! Rage was incredible. Rage does something else that a lot of books about self-harm doesn't do. It shows you how horrible kids in school can be. They all assume that Missy is a cutter, but none except Adam knows the truth. They call her "emo" and other foul names to make her feel bad. Unfortuanately at the party everyone finds out the truth. One of the text messages she got from someone after the party was what made my heart break. I won't say what it said, but it definitely crossed a line and when I saw it I just wanted to jump into the book and hold Missy. This is another story where the presence of a male companion isn't necessary for Missy to cope which is always nice to read. Another thing I liked was Missy's best friend Erica. She stayed with Missy and tried to help. That's a wonderful feeling. To know that there are people out there who won't run away and leave you to deal with stuff on your own. Another fabulous book.

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