Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions, #1)
Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has someconfessions 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 nowenraged 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)

Publishes in US: Aug 28th 2012
Source: netgalley
1st in Confessions series, 2nd Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend releases May 2013

Blkosiner's Book Blog review
    So based on the blurb, I expected this to be a bit funnier, and well, different from what I actually read. I liked Confessions, but it was heavier than I expected. Don't get me wrong, I still had plenty to laugh at, but something about it makes it a story that I enjoy while reading, but I don't see it sticking with me long after I read it.
   I liked Rose, and her emotions were well written. She was snarky, got herself into crazy situations and I could totally relate to her anger, sorrow (even though I didn't lose my dad, I have been through some tough stuff) and frustrations. I felt so bad for her when she was being targeted, and its so sad that stuff like this really happens in the high schools. I hate bullying, but I think that its important to see that it really happens.
   I didn't really like Tracy, the best friend. I wanted to slap some sense into her. I hated how shallow and self absorbed she was at times, but maybe I am a little biased. But even worse than Tracy is Regina. But Regina is more of a well written villian. She always showed up when least wanted and she did some truly mean things.
   Jaime is sort of an enigma to me. I didn't quite get why he was with Regina, and there was some insta-love going on between him and Rose, that I never quite understood the appeal. They had some hot moments and I enjoyed that aspect of the story, but I feel like he's too old for her. He also had this bad ass reputation supposedly but that never really felt that, I just felt like I was told and should believe.
   One of the awesome things though is the side character of Angelo. I loved his interactions with Rose aka Sweater. I feel like he stole the show, and I hope that he comes back in the next one and honestly I wish he took Jamie's place as the romantic interest.
   I also truly felt for Rose about losing her Dad, and I appreciate those moments where she was missing him and connecting with her memories and the memorial site, stemming from the Sgt.
   Though on a totally unrelated note, I also felt totally sorry for Robert. I can understand that Rose wasn't into him, but I feel like she used him and really had no excuse for that. But I think that this also makes the story realistic, because he is *that* guy, who is there, who is sweet, but there is no chemistry on your end.
   I felt like the story just ended kind of abruptly and even though I know there is a sequel out next year, I still just feel kinda incomplete.
   Overall though, I enjoyed Confessions, and the plot and Rose kept me into the story, and I will def be picking up the next one.
   Bottom line: I liked the story if not quite what I expected, even with a few things that annoyed me.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Are you quiet or expressive when you're angry?
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39 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun easy read. Thanks for reviewing.

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  2. awesome review after reading this now im curious sounds like a fun read

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  3. Wow-it sounds like there are a lot of characters in this book! I will be reading it soon and I hope I enjoy it too.

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  4. Sounds pretty good! I wasn't really interested in this book before but I think I'll give it a shot. But I'll keep in mind about the abrupt ending. Thanks for the review!

    World of Books

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  5. Sounds like a good read. For some reason I really like the cover.

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  6. When I think Regina I think "Mean Girls" haha! I don't like insta-love but I think I'll give it a try:) Great review!

    -Danna

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  7. It does sound like ti would be snarky and fun from the blurb. but i guess not

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  8. I want to meet Angelo, I am glad that you enjoyed this despite wanting to slap a character and meeting a heavier topic then expected. Awesome review cupcake!

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  9. I loved Angelo as well. To be honest, at times it felt like he had more chemistry with Rose than Jamie did! (Especially with their common interest about the bands- I mean, what did Rose and Jamie have in common!) I'm especially surprised that they didn't get together after the end, when Jamie- you know... got thrown in there... and Angelo got sent to Rose!

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  10. I've seen this book on NetGalley, but i was not sure if i wanted to read it.

    To answer your questions, I do not ger angry vey easily or very often. But when I do, please watch out you do not want to be around me. My ex boyfriend said that I was like an angry caged animal when angry.

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  11. This seems like an interesting story. If I just look at the blurb, I'll probably think that this is going to be funny and cynical. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the various characters.

    To answer your question: I have learned to become quieter when I'm angry :) How about you? Are you expressive or quiet when you're upset?

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  12. The blurb totally makes me think this would be a funny read too! Too bad there's some insta-love going on (not a big fan either) but glad to hear you enjoyed it overall!

    And as for me, when I'm angry, I tend to get quiet. How about you?

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    1. It does have funny parts, don't get me wrong.

      I keep it bottled up mostly, but sometimes I blow.

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  13. Glad you enjoyed this one! I love Rose and Angelo, too. :) Jamie and Rose's relationship, on the other hand, was awkward and confusing.

    To answer your question: I'm usually quiet when I'm angry, though when I'm alone, it's a whole different story. :P

    Great review, Brandi!

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  14. Good to hear you enjoyed this in spite of some of it's issues and expecting something different. Regina sounds like someone I would hate, although, I guess Rose did kiss her boyfriend so maybe she has a right to be mad. Don't know. Wonderful review Brandi. :)

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    1. Great point about Regina, but she was evil before that.

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  15. I am reading this right now and enjoying it a lot. Like you, I feel a bit sorry for Robert, I mean he should realise he has no shot as being with Rose but she did flirt with him over summer and then agreed to go to the formal with him so now he's still hoping - poor guy!

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    1. Yeah, poor guy. Hopefully he'll get something good in book 2

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  16. Amazing review! I think I'll buy this book.
    And as answer at your question, I'm quiet when i'm angry, I'm screaming and crying inside :))

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  17. The characters sound like a interesting bunch. I've been going back and forth with this book, but it does sound like it is worth a shot. I'm glad you liked it! Great review! :)

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  18. Sounds like a book that I'll be staying away from to be truthful.

    Whilst it sounds like it has some good moments, I just probably wouldn't be able to make it through the book by the sound of the characters.

    However, great review and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed in nevertheless.

    Personally, I fall either side. I let everything build up inside and don't talk until suddenly it bursts out of me rather like an erupting volcano. Best to take cover in those moments! haha. :)

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    1. Sorry it doesn't sound like its for you, but can see why some wouldn't like it.

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  19. I think it's always difficult when you expect something from a book. I like the sound of this one, the synopsis is really interesting. thanks

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    1. What I ended up with wasn't bad, just not quite what I thought.

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  20. I am starting to develop a pet peeve in books with a horrible best friend. LOL I just want to strangle them! But this sounds like a good book all together. Great review! :)

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  21. This book sound amazing and its definitely on my must read list. Cant wait.

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