- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Teen (28 Aug 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373210485
- ISBN-13: 978-0373210480
- 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
Rose is angry about a lot of things. Her dad died. Her mom is pretty much non-existent. Her brother left. She has started high school. Her best friend has fallen in with a gang...of cheerleaders. And Jamie Forta kissed her, placing her on the hit list of head cheerleader.
Confessions of an Angry Girl was a lot different from what I was expecting. For one, whilst Rose is a self-confessed angry girl, there was a lot of heart in this book. As is the case a lot, behind anger is heartache. After the loss of her father, Rose is struggling to come to terms with it. And just when she thinks she has found a true friend, a revelation makes her question everything.
Rose’s voice was very real to me and while at times the book was quite slow, I did really enjoy it. And I will be reading the sequel.