Summary:Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make
1. 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl
Series: Confessions #1
Author: Louise Rozett
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: 28th August 2012
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: My Shelf
Awesome! I extremely enjoyed this hostile and heated tale of an angry teenager. I don’t blame Rose for being angry with everything that happened and continues to happen, but I really love how she grows and accepts responsibility, finally opening up. Confessions of an Angry Girl has typical teenage angst, bullying and boyfriend drama that every girl can relate to.
Rose Zarelli is having a tough time in her life. Her Father died over the summer in an explosion in Iraq; her Mother is a shrink for teenagers and her brother is off at college. Rose feels all alone.
Jamie Forta is a bad boy and the most wanted boy at school. Rose has had a crush on him for years when he was friends with Peter, her brother. Jamie has had a lot of issues of his own and doesn’t think he is good enough to be with Rose.
Rose’s BFF is Tracy and she is trying out for cheerleading. Rose isn’t really excited about this and slowly it feels like she is losing her best friend. At a party where everybody is drinking, Tracy is humiliated and another friend is on the verge of passing out. Rose becomes really worried and ends up calling 911. She saves the life of her friend, but ends the life of the party. Everybody is now torturing Rose for ruining the night, they don’t seem worried that one of the students could have died.
The kiss between Rose and Jamie, wow wee, what a kiss. It only causes more harm than good unfortunately and confuses Rose even more. Regina seems to think that Jamie belongs to her, even though they are not a couple. Regina is a star cow and is such a bully, but her popularity seems to urge her on.
Then there is Robert, he has had a crush on Rose for years, but she only sees him as a friend. He keeps persisting, but the romance just isn’t there for her, she only has eyes for Jamie.
Will Jamie and Rose finally become a couple? How will Rose tell Robert they can only be friends? Will Regina get what she deserves? Can Rose overcome her anger and realise life isn’t easy?
I absolutely loved this book, the writing style of Ms Rozett was fantastic; I couldn’t put this book down. The realistic nature of Confessions of an Angry Girl really puts in context the goings on for Rose. I was so drawn into the characters that I had my fingers crossed and tears running down my cheeks for Rose’s loss and loneliness. I highly recommend this fantastic beginning to the series to all young adult readers.
5 FANTASTIC ANGRY BOOKS
About the Author
Louise Rozett is an author, a playwright, and a recovering performer. She made her YA debut with Confessions of an Angry Girl, published by Harlequin Teen. The next book in the series, Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend, is due out June 2013. She lives with her 120-pound Bernese Mountain dog Lester (named after Lester Freamon from THE WIRE, of course) in one of the world's greatest literary meccas, Brooklyn...and also in sunny Los Angeles. (Being bi-coastal is fun!) Visit www.Louiserozett.com for more info.