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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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 can’t remember the last time I read something that was so much like looking in the mirror. Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett is one of those books that everyone is going to find at least one thing to relate to. It’s a honest look at life in high school. The good times and the very, very bad times.
Rose was so easy for me to connect to. I had a very rough freshman year of high school and this book was almost like reading a recount of those events. Except that I giggled. A lot. I really adored Rose. She’s going through some very bad stuff and making some bad decisions but I never got irritated with her. It was very easy to see why she was so angry. I also loved that she was intelligent and witty. She was a fun character. I think I’m going to really enjoy seeing her work through her problems and grow as a character in future books.
I really loved the relationship dynamics between all the characters. Rose and her best friend’s issues rang very true for me. I liked her infatuation with Jamie and her indifference to Robert. Really, everything just felt really realistic to me. This is an author that remembers high school vividly.
Confessions of an Angry Girl was a very refreshing read. I laughed, I reminisced, and I cringed, but mostly I just had a good time reading it. I wish that I would have had it at 14. It’s definitely a great book for teenage girls. I don’t think nearly enough people are talking about Confessions of an Angry Girl . I think we should change that. I recommend that you read this as soon as possible.
Check out my review for book 2 Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend!