I read and reviewed Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett a couple of weeks ago and absolutely adore it! So, I’m very happy to have her on the blog today and to give you a chance to win the book! Here’s Louise talking about her favorite girls in literature, TV, and film:
THE ANGRY GIRL POSSE
by Louise Rozett
When I think about my favorite gals in literature, film, television, and theatre, they
all seem to all have one thing in common: ANGER. What does that say about me, I
wonder? Perhaps I just admire tough ladies who fight for what they believe in no
matter what life throws at them. Here, then, in honor of Rose Zarelli of Confessions of
an Angry Girl, is my list of favorite Angry Girls:
- Kate, Taming of the Shrew (play by William Shakespeare, 1590-ish): When I
got cast as Kate in a high school production of Kiss Me, Kate, I of course had to
go to the source and read Taming of the Shrew. I was thrilled to find a heroine
who matches every man around her wit for wit, and who rails against the
state of women in her world. (Far be it from me to criticize Mr. Shakespeare,
but I gotta say, I love everything about this play…but the ending.)
- Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird (novel by Harper Lee, 1960): Who doesn’t
love Scout? This brokenhearted girl would spend her whole life in overalls,
getting into scraps with boys, if she could. But Scout has a pretty serious
journey ahead of her in terms of learning what it means to do the right thing.
Fortunately for her, there are times when her anger comes in handy.
- Dolores Price, She’s Come Undone (novel by Wally Lamb, 1992): Oh, man.
Poor Dolores. Dolores has a lot of awful things happen to her, and anger and
depression get the better of her in many ways. But she doesn’t give up. She
keeps going until she gets what she wants: peace in her heart and soul.
- Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You (screenplay by Karen McCullah
Lutz and Kirsten Smith, 1999): Okay, I admit it—I love Julia Stiles. But I also
really love Kat Stratford! She’s a super pissed-off girl who listens to Riot
Grrrls and reads feminist literature. She meets a super pissed-off guy, played
by Heath Ledger, and the two have a battle of wills…which leads to falling in
love. Rent it NOW if you haven’t seen it already. It’s a classic.
- Melinda Sordino, Speak (novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, 2000): This is an
incredible novel about a girl who is raped at a party and goes silent, unable
to deal with what happened to her. But when her anger finally surfaces, she
finds her voice, and it feels like a miracle.
- Tyra, Friday Night Lights (TV show created by Peter Berg, 2006; based
on the novel by H.G. Bissinger): What a great show this was. Some of these
characters still live in my head, but none more so than Tyra. She is tough,
smart, and beautiful—and she’s sick of being poor and treated like trash. The
best part of FNL for me is watching Tyra begin to realize that she’s smart, and
that her beauty is not the only thing she has going for her, no matter what
- Lisbeth Salander, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (screenplay by Nikolaj
Arcel & Rasmus Heisterberg, 2009; based on the novel by Stieg Larsson):
I didn’t read the books. I didn’t see the American version of the movie. For
me, Noomi Rapace, from the original film, is the definitive Lisbeth Salander.
Totally self-sufficient, brilliant, driven, and enraged—Lisbeth is one for the
I could keep going, but I’ll stop! Who is on your list of Angry Girls? Tweet me
@Louiserozett. And happy reading!
I’m pretty much in love with that list! The fact that Tyra Colette is on it made my day! Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!
Anyway….You want to win a copy of Confessions of an Angry Girl, right?
One lucky winner from this tour stop will get a copy of Angry Girl.
Open to US only
And you’re also entering to win The Grand Prize:
Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops:
Tuesday, August 28th Book Birthday – Book and a Latte
Wednesday, August 29th – Emilie’s Book World
Friday, August 31th – The Book Cellar
Monday, September 3rd – Supernatural Snark
Wednesday, September 5th – Harlequin Tour Stop
Friday, September 7th – Fictional Distraction