Dec 31, 2012

Book Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl - Louise Rozett

Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1)
Author: Louise Rozett
Release Date: January 4th 2012
Publisher: MiraINK
Source: NetGalley 
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 gorgeous Jamie Forta, boyfriend of the coolest cheerleader in the school. Now she’s out for blood. Mine. 
#3: But most of all high school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien…and now it’s a case of survival of the coolest.
When I read a book, I want to like it. I almost always do, but sometimes, I don’t even try to finish them. Confessions of an Angry Girl was the rare inbetween.

There were a lot of reasons why I didn’t enjoy this as much as I wanted to. First, I didn't like Rose as a character. Aside from that moment when she finally burst, I never thought she was angry (like the title says)—just whiny. I hate it when people complain, but I hate it even more when that's all they do. Also, she kept blaming other people her age for being so childish, when I didn't feel that she was mature enough to even try to handle them. Lastly, I hated her lack of a backbone. If I were her, I wouldn't care if I was up against the meanest cheerleader in the universe; I'd show her what she's up against.

Then there was also the plot that had very little going on. I couldn’t identify the real climax, and in the end, it seemed like the story didn’t progress at all—just like the underdeveloped romance, which had so much potential because of bad-boy Jamie Forta.

I appreciated how the author tackled topics like sex, contraceptives, and even gynecology—which was quite TMI, to be honest, and now I'm dreading even the thought of having to go there in, like, ten years—but isn't fourteen too young to be thinking about those stuff? Or am I just experiencing cultural differences?

Anyway, the ending left much questions unanswered for the sequel, but I doubt I’ll be checking that out—though I do love the title: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend.

MY FAVORITE PART was when Rose finally showed her anger.

(cover and summary from


  1. I also got this from NetGalley and read it way before. I also gave it a 2 and I don't know whether to review it or not. It felt like, it would be much much better if it weren't a trilogy or series of sort? Because if all that plot in the series were to be compressed to a single book, Confessions of an Angry Girl might have been great. I remember telling myself at the start that this might be my new Pushing the Limits but by tackling so many things, touching only upon the surface, no real issue was resolved. Like literally nothing was resolved. Plus at the end, it felt like, where is this all coming from? (Her new interest.) It's totally uncharacteristic of her. And yes, Rose is TOTALLY whiny. Eeeekkk. That's why I didn't review this because I have lots of bad things to say...

    1. I also thought twice about reviewing this but I thought, writing negative reviews is part of our job, right? Unfortunate as it is :( And I agree! The author could've at least shown us what happened when Jamie got out of jail.


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