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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl
Author: Louise Rozett
Length: 272 Pages
Source: ARC from Netgalley
Confessions of an Angry Girl follows Rose Zarelli as she navigates through the minefield of high school after the death of her father. Rose’s family is broken by her dad’s death – her mother has retreated into herself, and her brother Peter has moved off to college. This leaves Rose alone to deal with her grief, her anger, and the drama of high school.
I found Rose a great character throughout most of the book, though occasionally she descended into more of an angsty girl than an angry one, and sometimes her behaviour made me want to shake her (particularly regarding Robert).
I loved the writing style, and the chapter headings. Rozett’s portrayal of the dilemmas and choices of those teenage years was absolutely fantastic.
Rose’s emotions are perfectly conveyed, so even when I was frustrated with her, I wanted things to work out for her. Robert was a great character, and Regina was a fantastically evil and terrifying – I quickly learned to hate her. At first I found Jamie more irritating than intriguing but the romance grabbed my attention at the end.
I’m not convinced about a series since Rose definitely got annoying at times, but I definitely want to know what happens next! I happily devoured this in a couple of days, and all in all it wasn’t bad, just not really my thing.
Buy it? A library book for me.
In a nutshell: It didn’t wow me, but I still want to read book 2…