Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Confessions of an Angry GIrl

Author: Louise Rozett

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Contemporary



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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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

My Thoughts: Confessions of An Angry Girl is a coming of age novel about a young girl in her first year of high school. She struggles with high school politics, her popularity-driven best friend, the recent death of her father and the bad-boy who she just can't seem to stay away from.

I liked Confessions of an Angry Girl mainly because of Rose. She is level-headed and reminds me a lot of me when I was her age. In fact, I saw a lot of me in her. Super responsible and doesn't really get why teenagers have to act so much like... teenagers. Why is everyone so obsessed with booze, parties and sex? And what is the point of cheerleaders who don't actually do anything athletic? You know the ones - no pyramids and back-flips for these girls!

Rose doesn't seem to be dealing with her stress and grieving in a healthy way. She has panic attacks, which she refuses to acknowledge as panic attacks. She also goes into rages (although, I would do the same thing in many of the situations). 

The only thing that I didn't like about this book is that it seemed to just cut off. There was a massive build up and then we got to the last few pages and it seemed to cut-off right in the middle of the climax. It frustrated me, only to learn that there was a sequel set to be released in 2013. I just wish it had have gone father in the end. Even if it had gone farther, it would have been set up more beautifully for the sequel. 



  1. Great review, Kristal. I really liked this one -- a lot more than I thought I would! I'm excited for the sequel, though I do agree that it might have felt a bit cut off at the end. Still, it was nice to read a book that completely exceeded my expectations.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. It exceeded my expectations as well. It just startles me out of the universe when it cuts off abruptly. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Thank you for the review. I don't know if I will read this one or skip it.

    1. I did enjoy the overall story. It would have been a solid four if not for the sudden ending. :)

  3. I'm excitd for this one - it looks really great.

    1. It was pretty good. I hope you enjoy it :)


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