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

Confessions of an Angry Girl Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: August 28, 2012 by Harlequin
Series: #1 (Confessions)
Length: 272 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)

review

Confessions of an Angry Girl is told from Rosie’s point of view. We get to read on how she copes with her father’s death, getting bullied by cheerleaders, and other drama. This is such an emotional book and I could relate to some parts. Rosie is a freshman in high school and suddenly her crush, Jamie (a junior who’s supposed to be a senior), her brother’s best friend, starts talking to her. They have this confusing relationship and they both don’t know whether they’re together or not which kind of made me not like their characters. All of the characters in the book certainly had their flaws and most of the characters you’ll really want to slap their face because of how cruel they are to Rosie. I definitely wasn’t rooting for Jamie. I really didn’t like him as a male protagonist. I still didn’t connect to him when the book was almost at its end.

The story isn’t just about Rosie, but we also get to know a lot about Tracy, Rosie’s best friend. She’s also a freshman and her boyfriend wants to DO it with her. I kind of not liked her at times, but I was so glad when she came to her senses. Her friendship with Rosie had its ups and downs, but I like how they tried to understand each other at the end. I wouldn’t say their friendship is my favorite one though. There are other books that’s about friendship where you’ll just be amazed and teary eyed. I didn’t feel that with Rosie’s and Tracy’s friendship, unfortunately.

Overall I would recommend this if you’re up for a not-so-fluffy ya contemporary read, or you’re going through tough times in high school and need a little inspiration because this book DOES deliver a message.

3 of 5

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4 Responses to “Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) by Louise Rozett”


  1. 1 readerswonderland July 20, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    I was really wondering about this one after seeing it around so much. Sounds like this one was pretty underwhelming, and with so many other books to read, I think I will skip this one. Thanks for an honest review!

    Alise @ Readers in Wonderland

  2. 3 Asti (A Bookish Heart) July 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Oh good review! I’m not huge into contemporary, but if I were to ever consider reading something from the genre this would probably be one just based off the title alone. (For some reason I always prefer darker books, and having “angry” in the title just makes me curious.) Of course, after reading the review I’m not so sure. Not that it’s bad, but if I’m going to venture in Contemporary after avoiding it for so long, I rather it be something that blows me away! I like the emotional bit, but the confusing relationship with the crush is not my thing. Glad you enjoyed it enough though! 🙂


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