REVIEW: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozzet

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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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

I received Confessions of an Angry Girl to review from Netgalley and didn’t start reading it immediately, deciding to put it away for a while whilst I got through a few more books. I finally started reading this as I wanted a good contemporary read and this looked very promising.

First of all, I would like to say that I loved our main character, Rose. She reminded me of myself in a weird way and I enjoyed reading about her mainly for this reason. I’m not a huge geek, and neither was Rose, although, like me, she worked hard and tried to get good grades. From the cover, title and blurb we get this image of an incredibly angry girl who was been through troubling times. Yes, she has been through hard times but she really isn’t very angry. I think the anger is more grief than anything and her feeling that she couldn’t do anything to save her father. It’s despair, really.

Jamie Forta! How amazing is that name?! He was this slightly bad boy with a past just as bad as Rose’s and they really were the perfect match! He already had a girlfriend, though, which added a few complications. He really was quite a typical YA love interest, but it really didn’t bother me this time. I was actually pretty comfortable with it.

The other characters were really great as well and they were all rounded and whole, rather than flopping all over the place. I was annoyed in all the right places, and squealing in places at times too!

The plot idea is really good and a little like Mean Girls, but totally unique! We have the bad girl (who is also called Regina! Coincidence?) and the super hot male: what else do we need? It was written really well and I loved the addition of dictionary definitions at the start of each chapter.

I think that Rozett has managed to portray a perfect high school setting and created believable and compelling characters.


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    18 January, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I’ve been wanting to read this book! I like how you said that you loved the main character, because loving the characters can really determine whether I enjoy a book or not.

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    18 January, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I have received this for review and it sounds brilliant! Rose is one those characters that I have read about a lot! But something about this book is different from others! It is your typical YA but who could love it even more! 🙂 I agree, the Jamie Forta is one awesome and very hot name if I do say so myself! Great Review, Lucy! 😀

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    Zoe Crook
    19 January, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I need to read this! It has been on my wishlist since forever… my list is miles long… o_O I like the sound of Rose (GEEKS FTW) and it would be interesting in how she is so angry but we like her anyway. I’m glad you enjoyed this, Lucy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂
    PS. Isn’t is awesome that you and Jessica post the a review of the same book on the same (I think..) day? I guess that is because you are such good book bloggers than your postings are synced ;D xx

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    19 January, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I like the fact the the bad girl is named Regina. Lol! I like the premises of this story, and I’m very curious to know why Rose is an angry girl. I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks!

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