Tradition

Tradition

Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous. Jules Devereux just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions, and get into the right college, so she can leave Fullbrook and its old-boy social Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy br...

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Title:Tradition
Author:Brendan Kiely
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1481480340
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:342 pages pages

Tradition Reviews

  • Kathleen Glasgow
    Apr 16, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

  • Connie
    Jul 07, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

  • Kelly
    May 28, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

  • Sara
    Oct 13, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

  • Katie
    Jul 28, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

    I am not entirely sure what I thought of this. I thought the school stuff was well done and I mostly believed the different characters' various awareness of social issues, but . . . then it just ended up feeling fairly by the book and unsatisfying. And perhaps this is unfair, but I ...

  • Kristin
    Feb 08, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

  • Liza Wiemer
    Jun 12, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

  • Brittany
    Jan 15, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

  • Bethany
    Jan 23, 2019

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

  • Jillian Heise
    Jan 15, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

  • Heather
    Jun 03, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Jul 24, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

    I am not entirely sure what I thought of this. I thought the school stuff was well done and I mostly believed the different characters' various awareness of social issues, but . . . then it just ended up feeling fairly by the book and unsatisfying. And perhaps this is unfair, but I ...

    Review coming soon ...

  • Kirsti
    May 29, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    May 03, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

  • Rita Shaffer
    Dec 28, 2017

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

  • Beth Honeycutt
    Dec 23, 2017

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

    I am not entirely sure what I thought of this. I thought the school stuff was well done and I mostly believed the different characters' various awareness of social issues, but . . . then it just ended up feeling fairly by the book and unsatisfying. And perhaps this is unfair, but I ...

    Review coming soon ...

    I love that YA is tackling tough issues that even adults, at times, can shy away from discussing. Thanks, Dawn! ...

    4.5 stars! Excellent story with an important message. I liked Baxter/Bax/Buckeye the most of course:) ...

  • Greg Andree
    Apr 19, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

    I am not entirely sure what I thought of this. I thought the school stuff was well done and I mostly believed the different characters' various awareness of social issues, but . . . then it just ended up feeling fairly by the book and unsatisfying. And perhaps this is unfair, but I ...

    Review coming soon ...

    I love that YA is tackling tough issues that even adults, at times, can shy away from discussing. Thanks, Dawn! ...

    4.5 stars! Excellent story with an important message. I liked Baxter/Bax/Buckeye the most of course:) ...

    TW - sexual assault Growing up in the 80s I was an art kid. Theater. String Orchestra. Band. Reading. I was sensitive, but outside those spaces it wasn't allowed. In sports, with guy friends, to show those emotions was to be ridiculed at least, sometimes outcast, oftentimes for me i...

  • Sophie
    Apr 30, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

    I am not entirely sure what I thought of this. I thought the school stuff was well done and I mostly believed the different characters' various awareness of social issues, but . . . then it just ended up feeling fairly by the book and unsatisfying. And perhaps this is unfair, but I ...

    Review coming soon ...

    I love that YA is tackling tough issues that even adults, at times, can shy away from discussing. Thanks, Dawn! ...

    4.5 stars! Excellent story with an important message. I liked Baxter/Bax/Buckeye the most of course:) ...

    TW - sexual assault Growing up in the 80s I was an art kid. Theater. String Orchestra. Band. Reading. I was sensitive, but outside those spaces it wasn't allowed. In sports, with guy friends, to show those emotions was to be ridiculed at least, sometimes outcast, oftentimes for me i...

    An excellently written book on an important topic. Once I cracked this book open I couldn't put it back down. Thankfully I had a six hour bus ride ahead of me so I was able to get right to it. Full RTC ...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Apr 26, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 21, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

  • Cori Reed
    May 14, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

  • Dylan
    Apr 25, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

  • Kristen Guth
    Jan 10, 2019

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

    I am not entirely sure what I thought of this. I thought the school stuff was well done and I mostly believed the different characters' various awareness of social issues, but . . . then it just ended up feeling fairly by the book and unsatisfying. And perhaps this is unfair, but I ...

    Review coming soon ...

    I love that YA is tackling tough issues that even adults, at times, can shy away from discussing. Thanks, Dawn! ...

  • Karen Barber
    Apr 23, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

  • Dannii Elle
    Apr 24, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    Apr 29, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

  • Shayne Bauer
    Nov 20, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

    Definitely a worthwhile read! Kiely does an amazing job with character development in this novel, detailing all of the intricacies of gender roles in a private high school setting. Of the females, there is the strong-willed and the promiscuous battling the queen bees. Of the males,...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jul 18, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

  • Rose White (WhiteRoseStories)
    Oct 19, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...

    3 stars. Thank you so much, Simon & Schuster for sending me this for review. These types of books are important. Sexual assault is an incredibly detrimental topic that needs to be discussed, so I'm willing to read pretty much any book that discusses it, but this honestly le...

    Yes, it's another book about sexual assault and another book perfect for the never-ending #metoo display. Don't we have enough of these by now? No, no we don't because these stories are still happening and are stronger than ever. What sets this one apart is that it's written by a male ...

    Blog tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr... Tradition is one of those books that every teenager should read. I definitely need to warn people that this book is about sexual abuse. Jules and Bax are the two narrators in Tradition. The book takes place in a private high s...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars Although I did not attend an elite boarding school, I found some of the "traditions" in this book hit home. I went to a very small high school in a very small town, where one of the senior privileges was access to a triangle of grass, wedged between the glass hallw...

    TRADITION ? IS ? NOT ? AN ? EXCUSE ? ...

    Very important story! I liked the characters and appreciated their bravery... ...

    An important novel! Wow, so much admiration for Brendan Kiely for writing a novel addressing rape culture in a private school filled with tradition that perpetuates disgusting, unacceptable, criminal behavior. This is a book about speaking up and speaking out. Memorable characters who...

    In ?Tradition,? a compelling story of privilege, prominence and prestige at Fullbrook Academy, Brendan Kiely tackles the difficult topic of rape and its cultural prevalence in present society. Meet legacy Jules Devereaux, hoping to shuffle through her senior year without incident a...

    This book has good intentions of tackling rape culture and toxic masculinity, but falls flat in its goal. Storytelling was boring and sort of heavy handed. Characters are flat - Jules is your stock feminist who seems to exist for her stances and not as a nuanced person. I would like to...

    There is no doubt this message is an important one, but I needed more from the characters. The complexity and shame and fear and frustration and entitlement and humiliation and silence of a rape culture are infuriating and confusing traits that persist because we ignore so much. I want...

    I don't know why more people aren't talking about this book! Tradition is brilliantly written look at toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, set at an exclusive boarding school. The author demonstrates perfectly how men can be allies of women AND how straight men can support g...

    This is seriously the kind of book that I can imagine future students studying in schools; it deals with relevant issues unflinchingly, and in a totally refreshing way, and I really think that it?s a book that everyone should read. Most of the feminist books I?ve read have alway...

    Tradition. Hard to shake off. Something that has stood the test of time. Sometimes traditions uphold behaviours that are toxic. So, what do you do if you find yourself part of that culture? That is the question tackled in this contemporary novel. Kiely presents us with a dual person...

    Although I felt like this book had some great messages, it felt like the writing was weak, especially with character development and storyline. It took a long time for the confronting issue to occur, so long I wasn't sure if I missed it or what. I did however zoom through the book beca...

    I?m really sad I didn?t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to. I was about 50 pages in when I DNF?d because I just couldn?t connect to the story. It?s hard to explain that feeling. Some people might enjoy it more but this one definitely wasn?t for me. Although, I still wa...

  • Amitaf0208
    Sep 19, 2018

    Campus novels will never fail to pique my interest. But when I see an elite campus-set novel that provides an insight to the rape culture perpetuated there, I am doubly sold! This split-perspective tale follows two outsiders to the exclusive Fullbrook Acadamy. Jules Devereux is the ...

    1.5 STARS bumped up to 2 for trying. TRADITION checks all the boxes for books I usually love. Boarding school? Check Sexual assault and recovery? Check Calling out toxic masculinity? Check Here?s the BUT: but I not only didn?t love the story, I didn?t even like it. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A prestigious preparatory school steeped in history and toxic outdated views, Tradition follows the stories of Jules and Jamie. One here on a hockey scholarship and one desperate to stay unnoticed, both of them desper...

    What the book attempts to do -- show the way that "tradition" and "honor" allow a system of rape culture and toxic masculinity to flourish -- it fails. There's nothing really showcasing "tradition" and "honor" until the last section of the book, the Winter Ball, which literally makes n...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    A powerful, emotional, and important book. With the dual POV, it adds another layer to the conversations around assault and consent that we should be having with all of our adolescents of any gender. Add this to a text set starting with Speak, and including any of the titles around a...

    A stunning and thoughtfully written examination of toxic masculinity and rape culture. A dual narrative that works surprisingly well and several scenes that will surprise you and make you think. I can't say too much, but there's a late-in-the-book moment that had me in tears. ...

    i love stories set in boarding schools. Enjoyed this story immensely. Loved the central characters. ...