Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions, #1) by Louise Rozett
Title; Confessions of an Angry Girl
Author; Louise Rozett
Series; Confessions, book one
Source; Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review
Publisher; Harlequin Teen
Publication Date; August 28th 2012
Description; 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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 Rating; 4*s
Review; Before I started this book I wasn't sure whether I was going to like it or not. It had been a while since I read the description (I am so terribly behind on reviews, sorry!). I wasn't sure if I would find that the main character was angry for no apparent reason. I wasn't sure if I would connect with her or understand her reasons.
But I did.
I connected with her. I understand her hurt and how that turns into anger. Personally, both of my parents, and all of my grandparents (though I don't know one) are all still alive, but that doesn't mean I can't understand that pain.
I understood that pain of starting high school.
Rose is not a bad person, she is just a person that has bad things happening to her.
All I want to do is wrap Rose Zarelli in a blanket and give her a well deserved hug. It also seems like Jamie needs one of those hugs.
I liked Rose, her mum, Jamie, and Peter. Felt kind of bad for Robert. Truly disliked Regina and all the things she did and there were a few "oh no she didn't" moments in there. Ugh. Rose's best friend, Tracy, I didn't like her much, but I feel like she might be able to redeem herself.
So I liked the characters.
I liked the writing, the way Louise Rozett described that opera, there wasn't much detail, but I felt like I was there and I almost cried.
It is such a great story and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I definitely recommend it.