The Red Rider of the Apocalypse

Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler

How does one become one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse? How does Death choose who will ride with him – help him maintain the balance? Missy turns to self harm to cope with the difficult aspects of her life. One night, when she cuts too deep, Missy is tapped by Death to become War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Check out Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler to find out how Missy handles being War, and the consequences of whether or not she can learn to control her anger.

Keep reading for more information on self harm.

Self-harm is a tough issue to talk about, and I think Kessler handled it very well. For more information about self-harm, take a look at the resources below, and the Project for Awesome video for To Write Love on Her Arms.

For more info about the author, check out her website:

Secret Shame: Self-injury information & support (
Self-injury and related issues (
To Write Love on Her Arms (

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