Confessions of an Angry Girl
By Louise Rozett
Publication date: Aug. 28, 2012
Harlequin, 304 pages
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley
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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
— Goodreads.com description
Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett was a real treat, considering my constant craving for more books about normal girls. I’m mean “real girls” in the vein of Ruby Oliver, Jessica Darling and Frankie Landau-Banks. Girls who are hilarious and honest…and maybe just a little bit mental, too. Who can’t relate to that? I devour these books!
While Confessions of an Angry Girl may not have made its way to the top of my favorites list with those other girls, it was still just plain fun to read. It’s not going to stick with me forever, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
But, a warning: THIS IS A SERIES. Why am I being shouty about this? Because if you get to the end, and it’s just a “to be continued,” I hope you won’t be as “WHAT?!” as I was.
Also, I was a nervous to read this knowing that the main character was 14. So young! What fun can be had at 14? Turns out a lot, but regardless I would have felt better about that if I’d known from the get-go that we were going to have time to watch her grow up over multiple books.
Ahh well, what can you do? Now you know, and will avoid my mistakes. You’re welcome. Now please go and look up Confessions of an Angry Girl for a realistic, fun summer read. Enjoy!