29 August 2012

Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) by Louise Rozett

Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) by Louise Rozett.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Contemporary, High School Drama.
Publication : August 28th 2012 by Harlequin Teen.
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)


First off - 2013?!?! I can't wait until then to find out what happens next! Gah!

Confessions of an Angry Girl surprised me, in a really really good way. Rose Zarelli is a high school freshman who's trying to get over the death of her father. While most people grieve, she's angry, like all the time. Add to that the drama of high school, it's enough to drive anyone crazy.

I can't name just one specific thing that made me love this book, there's all these little things or rather, it's everything that makes this a fun read. I started reading it expecting a story revolving around the universal drama of high school cliques and teenage life - best friends, boyfriends, crushes, parents, curfews, parties, first times and all that but Confessions of an Angry Girl had much more than that. To start with, I loved Rose's voice; she's not your typical teenage protagonist. Rose doesn't try to fit in or be cool, which is why I admire her. She's sensible and I found her relatable. While some may argue that she isn't a realistic portrayal of a teenage girl in high school, I'm still on her side.

Confessions of an Angry Girl is also one of the rare books where I liked the secondary characters just as much. Louise Rozett deviated from the stereotypical depiction of high school kids in novels and it was perfect - Robert, despite all the smoking and being ruled by his hormones, is a good guy and a good friend. Jaime is an imperfect boy, which is a breath of fresh air among the perfect, hot jocks that end up being the male lead in contemporaries. Tracy..I expected her to disappear on Rose, being carried away by the cheerleaders, but again, Rozett surprised me.

Confessions of an Angry Girl is not predictable, which is why you should read it. This is a really well written and unique high school/coming-of-age novel and personally, I feel that a one year wait for the next book is unreasonably long. Like I said, I cannot wait to read it!



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3 comments:

  1. I don't think I'll be able to wait unitl 2013 for the next book either! More please, more! I agree with absolutely everything you said, Confessions of an Angry Girl was a refreshing read and more than I could ever have imagined. I loved it and it makes me happy to see others enjoying it, too! Love this review :)

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  2. Great review! It sounds like a book I'll like. I think I'll wait for the second book before getting this. :P

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  3. Such a great read. This beautifully written story hits on all the good stuff about growing up- love, sex, family, identity and most of all friendship. Loved it. Can't wait to read the next one!

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