Author: Louise Rozett
Publication Date: August 28th 2012
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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 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the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.)
“Bad things happen whether you're scared or not, so you might as well not bother being scared. It's a waste of time.”
“The most acrobatic thing that goes on here is a synchronised hair flip.”
Few words quickie
Couldn't put it down
CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL had me hooked straight from the beginning. When I began the book I really didn't know what to expect. As soon as I started reading I knew I would probably be reading late into the night. Well that's exactly what happened.
From the summary I expected the book to be a pretty heavy and dark read but it was nothing like that. I can totally relate to Rose's character especially her personality and attitude, she isn't one to give under peer pressure just like myself I would say. I think one of the elements of the book that I found pretty fun and engaging was the different words at the start of each chapter along with a definition which came along with a sarcastic comment. It brought about this feeling of anticipation in some sense for the next chapter.
I particularly liked the different characters even though a few were clique like the cheerleaders being the queens of the school and all that but I didn't mind as the other characters were different and unique. I really liked Angelo's character especially as he seemed to always lighten the mood but also carried a story of his own. Not forgetting mysterious Jamie who I was definitely swooning over throughout the book, I think he captured me straight from the start especially as his character is quite quiet but enjoys art, this is a quality in a guy that is worth fanning myself over. But it wasn't only his cuteness that I liked it was the fact he had a history that Rose slowly unravels as the book goes on and you fall more in love with him. At the end of the book you're still wondering about different aspects of Jamie and his life.
Another reason why I really loved this book was because it presented issues facing teens today, it highlighted them in a realistic manner and showed the reader some teens behaviour and attitude towards topics like sex. Rose's adventure of sorts explores her reaction and experience, one that was quite outgoing was her trip to the gynaecologist which was quite interesting and unexpected.
I wouldn't really say Rose was exactly a very angry person as the title presents because with all things considered including her father's death she was quite a strong character because she didn't take out all her anger or frustration on everyone around but as you read the book you could see that she was slowly cracking and ready to burst. However I think by the end of the book you could feel some of that anger dissipate slowly. The author does an excellent job in taking us on Rose's emotional journey and does it in a way that the change is not sudden but kind of merges in slowly.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a short YA read that they will probably enjoy as much as I did personally. I'm already excited for the next book especially as the ending left me hanging and some questions unanswered. You'll probably find me counting down till the release of 'Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend' in 2013.
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