First Impression: Promising.
Synopsis: 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
200words (or less) review: Confessions of an Angry Girl is somewhat of a misleading title, yes Rose is angry but she’s also lonely, sad and confused. I don’t think she’s really angry enough for the book to warrant that title. I was expecting a hurricane of emotions to hit me within the first few pages but instead Rose’s narration walks the middle with only occasional spikes.
One of the things that is clear by the end of the story, is that this is book 1. There is plenty left to set you for the continuation of Rose’s High School drama, which I do want to find out about but it left me feeling a little shortchanged in regards to an satisfying ending.
Louise Rozett has provided us with a lot of characters to get to know. Some of them really great, others I didn’t connect with. The entire cheerleading part of the story comes across as built on stereotypes but as I’ve never been to an American High School and it could well be like that.
I liked Rose, yes she’s frustrated and a bit self-centered but she also comes across as intelligent her commentary keeps you reading.