I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett
on June 18, 2013
Also by this author: No More Confessions
Series: Confessions #2
Also in this series: No More Confessions
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Rose Zarelli has big plans for sophomore year—everything is going to be different. This year, she’s going to be the talented singer with the killer voice, the fabulous girl with the fashionista best friend, the brainiac who refuses to let Jamie Forta jerk her around…
…but if she’s not careful, she’s also going to be the sister who misses the signals, the daughter who can only think about her own pain, the “good girl” who finds herself in mid-scandal again (because no good deed goes unpunished) and possibly worst of all…the almost-girlfriend.
When all else fails, stop looking for love and go find yourself.
I kind of gushed about Confessions of an Angry Girl last year. It was way underrated and I still recommend it to any YA contemporary fan. So obviously I’ve been looking forward to the sequel, Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend. I pretty much started reading it as soon as it downloaded to my Kindle. I’m thrilled to report that it completely met my expectations.
Rose really hasn’t gotten any happier. I actually think she might be even more depressed in this one. She’s still full of wit and really great observations about her peers. She does grow quite a bit in this one and by this point she almost feels like my little sister so it’s really nice to see her have moments of joy. Jamie Forta is still around being amazingly swoon-worthy and so, so frustrating. I love every second of it!
The Confessions books are also filled with really well done minor characters. They make you have all the feels, whether that be disgust, anger, or love. I also really adore the family dynamics. Rose has therapy sessions with her mother and those scenes were so frustrating for me. In the best possible way. It was so easy to feel what Rose was feeling. It really made my emotional connection to the story so strong.
Overall, Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett was a superb follow-up. I hope there’s a book three in the works. I think I could read at least ten of them. I hope you pick them up soon. I don’t think you’ll regret it!
If you’re curious here’s my gushing review of Confessions of an Angry Girl.