REVIEW: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

26 August, 2013

I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, although I really did enjoy it when I read it back in January. The contemporary kick that I was in then actually inspired my blog name. I was a little apprehensive to start the sequel, but I’m so glad I did and can’t believe I left it so long to pick this one up because it was so much better than Confessions of an Angry Girl.

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend was fast paced and jam packed with drama, humour and some amazing characters. It starts a little bit later from where the first book ended and there’s action from the first few sentences.

Rose has really matured since the first book and she goes on such a journey in this one. I just wanted to applaud her throughout because it felt like she was finally taking control of her life. I can really sympathise with her because it seemed like she was thrown all of these obstacles but she overcame them really easily. I love character progression so much and Rose grew so much during Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend. She’s very admirable!

All the secondary characters were present and I found that I loved them even more the second time around. Especially Angelo. I really love him…Regina was back with her usual bitchiness but we also see her develop and her back story is revealed. I actually felt pretty sorry for her in the end. Tracy, Rose’s best friend, also comes into this novel as bright and vibrant as she was in the first, but this time she’s redeveloped herself and shed her old skin. She also has a brilliant idea that I really loved but won’t write here because the awesomeness will probably blow up the computer page…

There was a lot of swooning in the form of Jamie Forta who is just *sigh* I love his character and we get to see so much of him, it seems, in this novel. I can see why Regina and Rose are STILL having issues over him! He’s not the typical guy that you see in some YA novels with no substance, but instead has his own history and traits.

The plot carries on from the first novel but more problems crop up and more plotlines are brought in. The plot doesn’t drag on at all and I couldn’t put this book down. I raced through it in a morning and wanted more afterward. I need the third novel NOW! *whines*

I LOVED Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend and can’t wait until the next book. This really surprised me and I’m going to be recommending this a lot now.

four-stars

12 Comments

  • Francoise

    26 August, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I’ve heard the sequel is a lot better. I love it when all the characters grow dramatically and it just makes reading the story more enjoyable. Great review, now I really want to read Confessions of an Angry Girl. There were so many bad reviews so I was reluctant to read it, now I want to read it. Also I want to get into contemporary because the genre is becoming really popular.
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  • Celine

    26 August, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I actually haven’t read Confessions of an Angry Girl, but it does sound interesting. I may pick it up if the sequel is so much better!

    Lovely review!
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  • VeganYANerds

    26 August, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I did enjoy the first book but even that hasn’t made me pick this up yet, I’m so wary of sequels so I am thrilled that you enjoyed this even more!
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  • Chrissi Reads

    26 August, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I enjoyed the first book, but I’m looking forward to reading the sequel. Especially if it is better! Great review!
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  • Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

    26 August, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    YES I totally agree! Rose’s character development was so amazing and I love the direction that Louise took her in, I’m so excited for how the next book is going to turn out. I found Rose to be so relatable and just even more better in the second book than in the first. Seriously. I loved pretty much everything about it 😀 Also, Jamie Forta is so swoon-worthy, I actually am fangirling thinking about him.

    Fantastic review, Lucy! <33
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  • Rachel @ Booktastic Reviews

    26 August, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    YAY FOR CHARCTER DEVELOPMENT (I think you know by now how much I love it). ;D

    I really want to read this series – it’s been on my wishlist for ages! So I’m glad you liked this one!

    Great review! 😛
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  • Rebekah @ Reflections of a Bookworm

    26 August, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Wholeheartedly agree with you, the sequel is way better than Angry Girl! Angelo, he’s so freaking awesome 😀 Love his character growth as well. Just. All of them. How are we going to cope, Lucy?!
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  • Caroline Taylor

    26 August, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I’m so glad to hear you thought this one was even better than the first, I enjoyed the first one so I really should move this up my to-be-read pile. Its funny because when I got a copy of the first one I thought it would be too young for me but the book was actually a lot deeper than I expected, I should never judge a book by its cover!

  • Michelle

    27 August, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I like this series also!! I really liked how Rose matured in this book too. The only thing that is getting a little blah for me is the constant disappearing of Jamie for months at a time. Like if you don’t want to be her boyfriend and see her on a regular basis, than let her go completely. No more with the spontaneous showing up and making out every 3 months. It’s not fair to Rose bc you KNOW she’s going to wait on him if he gives her that hope. Anyhow yeah…. I hope the next book is as good as the 1st two were 🙂
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  • Michelle

    27 August, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Oh btw your blog is adorable!! I’m following on Bloglovin 🙂
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  • Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf

    28 August, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I got this in the post a couple of months ago and I couldn’t get into it, unfortunately. Might give it another try after reading this review. Glad you enjoyed it and fab review as always, Lucy. 🙂
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  • Danielle

    29 August, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    It’s so good! I adore this series, I totally didn’t expect to but Rose has earned a special place in my heart! Cannot wait for book three! Lovely review hon
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