Published August 2012|Published by HarlequinTeen|272 Pages|Purchased for my Nook
Series or Stand-Alone? Series, Confessions #1
Goodreads.com Summary: 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 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
I liked Confessions Of An Angry Girl. It was a fun read, and I was reminded of The Princess Diaries partway through the novel. If you like the Princess Diaries, you might like this one.
I loved the vocab words throughout the books, and how they kind of described what was going on with Rose’s life. I do wish there was more of a connection between Rose and her being a word geek, because I didn’t get a sense of her love of words or how important they were to her.
I didn’t get her interest in Jamie Forta. At all. I would have been fine without her crush on Jamie.
Moving on from the romance, I didn’t feel like Rose was all that angry. But she does have her own issues that we see throughout the book. She does, however, do what she thinks is right…and that is completely awesome! But…I didn’t really get why a lot of the minor characters were there. They weren’t that interesting, and more often than not, the characters felt pretty superficial, even Rose.
I did like seeing her journey, and work her way through the loss of her dad (which wasn’t as important as I thought it would be) boys, friends, and adjusting to high school. She felt very much like a 14-year-old who’s trying to figure all of this out, so she did feel pretty real.
Overall, I liked Confessions, but there was just something that didn’t completely click for me. I’m not sure if I’ll be continuing this series, but it’s a pretty decent YA contemporary. It gets 3 stars.