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All the Rage | Banging Book Club | Hannah Witton, Leena Norms & Lucy Moon

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– We have our red nails. Or nails, I have red nails. And we have our red lips. Because today we’re going to be reviewing “All the Rage” by Courtney Summers. This is the Banging Book Club (glorious horn music) – And nobody’s ill today! – No one’s ill!
– We’re healthy. – Pictures of health, look
how much we’re glowing! If you don’t know, we have a book club called
the Banging Book Club where we read books about sex every month. And you should join in! – You should because it’s fuckin’ great. – Yeah.
– Literally! We take turns to host it,
and we’ve done a round now. – So this video is going to be like a non-spoiler review of “All the Rage”. So if you haven’t read it, you’re safe to watch this. If you have read it, I’m going to link in the description the podcast that we did. Where we discuss in full details, and whilst we were recording the podcast, that’s when we were doing our nails. – That’s why we’re a bit spaced out. – We’re really spaced
out, ’cause we’re not sure which to concentrate on. Like what we’re talking
about or what we’re doing. – Yeah we’re really trying to concentrate, none of us are like, qualified women. – I have so much respect
for anyone who paints nails. – So yeah, if you’re gonna
go and listen to the podcast, get some nail polish out
and paint your nails. Then you can feel like you’re
on a big sleepover with us. – Sleepover! Let’s do our three word
review of “All the Rage” – Quite liked it. – Poetic and visceral. (Lucy sighs and Leena laughs) – Made me angry. – I felt more angry at
the end of “Asking For It” – I think, yeah we’re gonna
do a lot of comparisons to “Asking For It”,
because this is another YA novel about rape. – And I also think it’s
really different because… “Asking For It” is about a rape case and a very small society’s reaction to it. Whereas, this is a year
on from a rape case, and the small society
reacting, again badly to it. And then a girl goes missing. – Yeah! – Then her best friend goes missing and you think that’s, you know. It starts where most books would end. – And that’s all we’ll
say in terms of plot. But the main character
is a girl called Romy. – And there’s a lot of rage. – So much rage. – An incredible amount of rage. – I don’t think you guys agree with me. We talked about this on the podcast. I felt like the book was
kind of slow and boring and nothing happened, even
though a lot happened. But that was just because of
the style of the narration. It made it feel like
nothing was happening, even though a lot was happening. – I felt like I was in
a really fast car chase and I was going through hedges. I couldn’t see which character
was going to react badly– – It felt slow to me.
– to which. I couldn’t tell what had
happened at the beginning, because you don’t know start– – Oh I kept having to flip back to that first opening chapter, – I got so confused on timeline. – Because when it said it had
the initial opening chapter and then it said, “Two weeks earlier.” I was like wait no we’re flashing back? I thought because I had a proof copy, I just thought it was a typo for ages. – And then you were like,
“No this is actually– – You get to the second incident. I thought it was flashing back. – Yeah. – It’s like feeling really
carsick when you read it, but I found that really like great. I read it in 24 hours because
it’s like, “Need to know!” – I read that whole thing in what? Four hours. – I think it makes you
really hungry for the story, which kinda makes you like
one of the outside people. Do you know what I
mean? It makes you like, “I just want to know.” – Yeah. – I wanna know the gossip
about who this guy is, where, how this happened. – One thing that I find really
interesting is the fact that. Is this a spoiler? I don’t know. We never actually meet Romy’s perpetrator, like the attacker. – No we hear about him though – Yeah you hear about him,
but you never meet him. – I think I entered this book feeling like I knew all the characters really well. Considering there were so
many, I think that was amazing. I’m reading Jon Ronson,
“You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” Again, so now I’m thinking
about this in the… Like, the public shaming of someone. It’s like something happened to her. – Oh god, they properly
publicly shame her! – It becomes this town, and especially when her
friend goes missing. You know that from the beginning. The whole thing becomes like a
town gathering of pitchforks. Somebody’s responsible for this. Somebody’s reputation is on the line. And this reputation is what’s at stake, not really lives, or the
law, it’s really about honor. We used to talk about Eastern society having a lot of honor
around their culture. And it’s like, this is quite Western. And quite, very white. – Yeah. – And it’s still about
honor, about reputation and that being more important than people. – Definitely. – That release that you get if you like, have pent up anger and you release. You just like punch a wall. Or you just hit something. Lash out at whatever. I got that physical sense of release when I read the fight scene. I was like, “And I can breathe!” – Yeah! – It’s just like build-up
, build-up, build-up– – Finally. You feel like
you’re ready to fight. – I was like grr! – Courtney Summers is a really
good author in the sense that, yeah it makes you feel. You get the characters.
You really empathize. I know that’s like a standard. What you should experience but, I hadn’t felt that for quite awhile. – “Asking For It” and “All
The Rage” are very much set in a community that you’re born into. Where it’s if we set a story like that in our lives, it would be in a community
that you’ve chosen. It would be like all the rape allegations in the YouTube community. – I was actually just about to say that. – Yeah. – I was gonna say, I was
like there’s only two places you can have a rape
allegation community reaction is like in a town or a city or… – Online. – Plot twist, online! – The same thing happens. The public shaming… – And the people who are already attached to the attacker become more attached. The people who weren’t attached in the first place completely turn. I’m not going to go into what’s happening in the YouTube community but
I think it’s really important to remember that this
isn’t a unique situation. Even though it’s not a great one, but it’s also happened before. – On that note, we would
definitely recommend you reading “All The Rage”. – I found it a lot more
accessible than “Asking For It”. “Asking For It” is heroin. – “Asking For It” is like
you just want to (groans). – “Asking For It” is a police report. – “All The Rage” is just like (sighs). – But you still attached to everybody with some of the emotions. There’s still a lot of love. There’s still a lot of like, I got butterflies at parts of it. It was great. It was a ride. I think it’s my favorite one so far. – Thank you guys for watching. Don’t forget to check
out the podcast we did, but that is full of spoilers. Also, you can get involved on Twitter. Use the hashtag #BangingBookClub. And if you make your own video response, then I will add it to the
Banging Book Club playlist. Next month… – Hand me the vagina. – Next month we are reading: “Vagina: A New Biography” by Naomi Wolf I’m very excited about this one. – I have no idea what to expect from this. – Me neither. I’m expecting it to be like science-y – That smells like new book. – Oh my God! I love the smell of vagina. – From what I’ve read of it, the way I’d describe it is bonk for humanities students. – Oh! If you want to get involved next month, then read “Vagina”. And the reading list is
also in the description if you want to read ahead. – Yeah and also Naomi
Wolf is pretty legit. She wrote “The Beauty Myth”
and loads of other stuff. – She’s written so much stuff. – She’s like the one that everyone’s like. If you want to got to feminist
drink things with martinis, – Naomi Wolf. Don’t forget to subscribe
to Lucy and Leena, because we rotate these videos. And you can find more
Banging Book Club content on their channels. – Yes! – And also other good videos, I guess. Please give this video a
thumbs up if you enjoyed it, and don’t forget to subscribe. We’ll see you soon! – [All] Bye! (mellow electronic music)

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45 thoughts on “All the Rage | Banging Book Club | Hannah Witton, Leena Norms & Lucy Moon”

  1. LolNatterz says:

    Wow am I first

  2. celeste soria méndez says:

    Where's your rocket necklace from? Also love youuu ❤️💞

  3. Kaleena Odessa Estores says:

    wow im here

  4. celeste soria méndez says:

    Drunk advice with Lucy moon next please?

  5. Teela Louise says:

    I watch this every fucking month but I'm yet to read the books. I need too because I love podcasts and I assume you 3 are great at it but I just can't get into any books at the moment its driving me insane.

  6. Driptweet says:

    Would you recommend reading this or Asking for It first? Or does the order not really influence how you've felt about the books?

  7. Meggie says:

    I loved meeting you Saturday!!!!!! also loved this video😂

  8. Mabel says:

    This book club gives me life holy crap this is everything im obsessed with in one thing.

  9. Sp0zzie says:

    I am definitely going to start joining in on this banging book club! Looks like you have some awesome recommendations!

  10. WhodHaveThunkIt says:

    Look forward to reading this post essay, sounds fascinating. Also, Leena, that Jon Ronson book is brilliant! Hope you do a review on your channel, would love to hear your thoughts. Same for you, Hannah and Lucy.

  11. Phantasm Poet says:

    One time, Hannah Witton went to go punch a wall in rage after reading a book. However, she was so enraged that in her fury she missed the wall and hit a plant. In doing so, she unintentionally transferred some of her badassery into the plant. That plant is now known as "the Incredible Hulk."

    P.S.

    To all future trolls, I know the story of Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk, his arch-nemesis "Red Hulk" and all that other jazz. I know he's not a plant, but actually a reversion into his primal self and that his power can be infinite (despite this, Spiderman and Batman still beat him.) Just because I'm on a feminist video, it doesn't mean I'm a fake Marvel fanboy. I'm not even a feminist, though I agree with equal rights and opportunities for men and women. I'm here because I like Hannah. She's Hannah first and a feminist second.

  12. Amelia Rose says:

    This book club is so great, I haven't actually read any of the books yet but I hope to read May's book!!

  13. Lucy Moon says:

    "i love the smell of vagina"

  14. Sophie Keown says:

    I'm doing English lit at uni and this term we read a novella called 'rape a love story' which was so interesting and a vey quick read (about 150 pages). I'd highly recommend it and it seems like it would be a good book which would be interesting to read alongside 'asking for it' and 'all the rage'. I haven't read either of these books yet but i hope to once my assignments are all done!!!

  15. Heyitsme says:

    Literally wearing the same shirt as Lucy! lol

  16. meeganerose98 says:

    Really loving these videos- You all speak so well. Love the videos you do, such important topics x

  17. Zubaer Chaudhari says:

    I like to watch your video

  18. Rachael O - Blog says:

    I have Asking For It but I've yet to start it! I read Only Ever Yours by Louise O' Neill and really liked it- lots of Brave New World vibes goin on. I definitely wanna get invovled in this book club though. I spend too much time online doing nothing and not enough time reading! x

  19. stargirlwonders says:

    I wish I could read all of these books!

  20. M~mai says:

    Don't know if you've got a list of books to read already but if you keep doing this series (plz do) and need some more book recommendations: The Vanishing Act of Esmé Lenox – so so so interesting, eye opening, shocking and heart warming. No one I know has read it so I'm dying to have a discussion about it :L I think it's very up your street 🙂

  21. SLkari1 says:

    Ever since that drunk advice video where you called out Lucy, I watch these like Nancy Drew to see if anyone skipped the reading.  Thinking Lucy got the cliff notes version again.  Who will it be next time?  Tune in to the next banging book club to find out

  22. Josephine Holmström says:

    I thought All the Rage was a really good book! Whilst with Asking For It it was quite hard to like any of the characters, and there was a point to that, I think All The Rage gave my a wider set of emotions ranging from happy to protectful to angry to sad etc. I liked that there were characters you could root for and want happiness for in this book! Especially loved the older sister of her love interest!

  23. Alice Gem says:

    There's something I just don't like about Lucy

  24. Kate M. says:

    Loved this!

  25. toomuchwanderlust says:

    Phew so I sat down and read All the Rage about four hours ago? And I've just finished it. Really good book, really painful and hard to get through at some points, but worth it I think.

    I agree with you Hannah, I felt so angry for Romy throughout most of it! Mostly because I think, I wanted her to yell back, to fight back, and she didn't for so long?

  26. Duty Free Critic by M.Dee says:

    i feel like i didn't realize these were books about sex. this is kinda amazing.

  27. Fauler Perfektionist says:

    "You should join, because it's fuckin' great. Literally."
    I was just about to say.

  28. CaptainWendy _ says:

    I'm not sure if you already picked a december book or if you saw my comment on the goodreads discussion. But if you guys were to do this next year again (I hope so), could you pick more accessible books? Or not strictly uk writers? Because I live in Brazil and the only book that wasn't crazy expansive (because they would have to be imported since no Brazilian publishers don't publish most of them) was Lolita.
    So just a tip to broaden the amount of people who would be able to participate.

  29. Alice Edwards says:

    I really didn't get on with Asking for it but absolutely loved All the rage it!!

  30. Little Teapot XX says:

    Are you aware that some of your fans are also fans of a channel called atheism-is-unstoppable, AKA Atheist Roo? Do you really want to be associated with someone like Devon Tracey?

  31. Monica C says:

    i was wondering how can we joing the book club on goodreads?

  32. Bethan Charles says:

    I'm half Chinese, lived in China my whole life and honour isn't that important or even a thing in 'eastern' culture. Chinese history talks more on being Virtuous and moral. I dunno that was silly and sounded like it came from Mulan. Anyway good video very interesting book.

  33. Robin Brown says:

    I was hoping to see you rage like the Angry Video Game Nerd. It'd be so funny to see cool, calm, collected Hannah Witton go totally apeshit like that.

  34. Xena Wolf says:

    Have you ever gotten so angry and upset at a book that you burned it afterwards like how Linkara burns bad comics?

  35. richard robinson says:

    I really don't see too many people going around saying to themselves,"Today is the day. I'm going to let someone know that I'm asking for it. Just want to be raped tonight." Don't see that happening. Someone who does that and then says the person was asking for it is messed up. Messes with the other person, too. Emotionally, mentally, and so on. No one is asking for it. Not to my knowledge. Five year olds don't ask for it. I know. Messed my childhood up bad. Blocked things out and closed myself from the rest of the world. Didn't want to be hurt ever. Comics were my escape. Samantha, my wife who passed on, showed me how to love. She taught me it was cool to hug someone and to say I love you to people. Hugs would make me cringe. When brothers or sister or anybody would say I love you I would say back at you or something similar. I'm sure now it hurt them not saying it. I wish I could change that. I hurt back then and last I saw of them years ago we talked. They understood and we bacame closer. I learned that my sister and two brothers had similar experiences. I wish I knew then. Explains why they acted the way they did. I saw it but didn't see it because of being in my own world thinking of my own problems. Not thinking they had some too. I wonder what their doing now? Can't find them online anywhere. Two years and nothing. When I was twelve I spent eight months saving for this doll for my sister. Eighty dollar one I knew she would love. Don't know how I kept myself from buying comics with it. I gave it to her on her birthday. The smile on her face was something that made me happy inside. About a year later we fought. I threatened to take the doll back. She cried and it hurt me. I said sorry and I would never take it. Years later when I met Sam she came to wedding along with other family. She showed me the doll. She keeps it in a class case so it won't get ruined. Said it stays with her because it was the one thing I gave her growing up. I bet she still has it. We were close as children. I spent most my life in foster care but every few months I could see my family. That incident stopped at ten when the state found out and took me away. Others stayed because it wasn't happening to them. I was pissed at everyone for a long time. My parents were tweaks at the time. Always high on whatever. Ignored what babysitter did. More than fifty others from what I heard. My dad wanted to beat the guy but the cops told him no. Later my parents stopped doing dope. Realized what they had allowed to happen. Too late for me but not the rest. I used to cook and get clothes for my brothers and sister. Burned a lot of food. I am glad my parents did better later on raising them even though when you talk to them you can tell their brains are jacked up. You never quite know what they're talking about. Love them. Being raped at any age isn't cool. The damage done lasts forever. Never goes away but you can learn and grow from it. Be a better person. To help others is grand. Makes you feel better. My wife taught me that and more. Still a little hard at times but I'm better. Will miss her always. Nobody asks for it. That's my opinion. Enjoy your day. Love what you talk about, Hannah. I have learned quite a bit in the last five years. Left a few comments but not many. Have seen you like a few of my comments which is cool. One was on twitter not to long ago. It surprised me and made my day better. May your day be awesome.

  36. alireza kahedi22 says:

    fuck you 💩💩

  37. wes woolfall says:

    hope you enjoy the week

  38. Extinguisher1970 says:

    This is about as interesting as watching cottage cheese turn rancid.

  39. sprocaster says:

    So are you like.. Oppressed or what?

  40. ReeBeccaaa96 says:

    cannot wait until my exams are over and i can catch up on all of these! 🙂

  41. Jade Singh says:

    can i recommend you guys reading Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neil for december. i bought it on a whim and i'd like to hear you guys discuss what you thought about the themes of the book

  42. jp says:

    Yes! Just joined the group!

  43. Lord Revan says:

    You didn't tell me what to do if I didn't like the video.
    Also I hope you don't articulate your emotions and responses with non verbal communications during your podcast. That would be shit. I tried really hard to think of another word. But truly that is the only fitting word. Get off me you fucking acolyte SHit he fucking killed me!!!!!! I blame YOu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. gymnasttarareads says:

    You guys should read fault line by Christa Desir. It is a very good book about the effects of rape on the victim but told from the perspective of the boyfriend of the victim and how it also affects him as someone who is close to her.

  45. zynbw says:

    did you delete the full podcast? i really wanted to listen to it 🙁

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