Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make1. 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
I found this book on NetGalley and as soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I'd love it. I was very excited when I was approved to read it. Confessions of an Angry Girl is Louise Rozett's debut YA novel and it is fantastic. I read this book in a day, I loved every second of it and simply couldn't put it down.
The story follows Rose, the main character, and is told from her point of view. Rose has recently lost her father, her mother has basically checked out, her brother is away at college and she's starting high school with all the trauma that can include. Honestly, I wonder how in the world Rose deals with all of it.
I love Rose's character. She may feel awkward, young and inexperienced in high school but she is hell bent on being herself and no one else. She's strong and tries very hard to always be the best friend she can be even when it feels that friend is drifting further away from her every day.
I loved this book, it's emotional and intense and had me completely drawn in from the very beginning. I yelled out loud at the ending and had to get online to find out when the sequel would be released. Rose's story will make you laugh and break your heart all at the same time and I will be recommending this book to all the teens I know.
Purchase Confessions of an Angry Girl:Louise Rozett is an author, a playwright, and a recovering performer. She is making her YA debut with Confessions of an Angry Girl, published by Harlequin Teen. Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend is due out May 2013. She lives with her boyfriend and 120-pound dog Lester in one of the world's greatest literary meccas, Brooklyn.
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