Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Confessions #1
Pages: 272
Source: Received from publisher through NetGalley

Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Goodreads Synopsis:

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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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

My Review:

This book stuck out to me a lot when I read the synopsis because it isn't really a romance book and I really wanted to see what this type of book would be like. When I went into reading it I kind of forgot the synopsis of the book except for of course that the main character was angry (duh..). The book was definitely a very quick read, but through a lot of it I felt like I was pushing myself to get to the end of the book.

I could understand why Rose was angry at everyone around her, she definitely got dealt a crappy hand and it seemed like nothing was making it better, but I felt like there were a lot of times that Rose took things too far. I really wanted Rose to do something herself to get out of her crappy situation but instead she seemed to sulk more instead of trying to deal with things. I was mad at Rose for not actually doing anything for herself throughout the book, I just wanted her to do something!

I did think the last half got better and Rose started getting more confrontational and trying to do something for herself. I am disappointed by how short the book was, I think a lot more things could have happened instead of Rozett ending it where she did (I didn't know it was a part of a series until after I finished it).

In all honesty I'm still not completely sure how I feel about this story as a whole. I did enjoy it a lot more in the end, and will probably pick up the second one when it comes out just to see what will happen next, but I just could not get behind Rose as a character... I wanted to hit her so many times, but I do feel bad at the same time because I can understand her problems.

There was a lot about this book that was fun but I just felt like some of the drama was extremely exaggerated for the story to really work.


  1. Definitely agree that Rose wasn't the most proactive character. Her actions were a little odd, honestly. And yeah, I thought this might have been a little melodramatic and Mean Girls-esque, haha.

    Great review!

  2. hmm...I gave this one a pass when I saw it listed on NG because I had a feeling the main character would be pretty frustrating (as so many angry people tend to be, ha)...sounds like I might not have been missing much.

    If you do pick up the second book, I hope you like it a little better!



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