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 nowenraged 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
„THIS, DEAR READER, IS A TALE OF THE HELL OF HIGH SCHOOL. Of being dropped into a world where it seems like everyone is speaking a foreign language. Where friends become enemies and enemies become nightmares. Where life suddenly seems like a string of worst-case scenarios from health-class movies. This is a story about a girl with a stellar vocabulary who isfour years away from college and a year and a half away from a driver’s license. About a girl trapped in a hostile universe where the virginity clock is ticking down—relentlessly with zero consideration for her extenuating, traumatic, life-altering circumstances. This is a story about death. About the occasional panic attack, the inability to shut up and high school in the suburbswithout a cell phone.
Read it and weep.”
Well, fine. So be it.
I love it.Simple – I love it! It is honest and real and Rose is one of the most realistically teen characters I’ve ever read. And she is sooo mature for her age.I mean, come on! She’s only 14!
This story is about a girl who have lost her father not a long time ago, she likes the “wrong” guy, his scary girlfriend is now her nemesis, and her best friend is suddenly talking about losing her virginity.
To be honest, I’ve been there, except the „Virginity” part- not my case,but like Rose and Tracy, me and one of my bff had a fight, an ungly one- just words but that was enough.
Anyway, I’ll skip that part…
While Tracy debates on losing „it” with her boyfriend (I can’t belive I wrote that), Matt, Rose is trying to figure out Jamie Forta. Jamie was a former teammate of her brother, Peter. He’s a junior and is a complete mystery to her. You can tell he likes Rose, but both parties are reluctant, especially since Jamie is rumored to be dating Regina. Why?!Jerk! It’s like in that moovie… Oh,yeah, Mean Girls, which ironically, this Regina reminds me of that Regina. Both are mean- and kind of smart. So when Regina starts to get suspicious with Jamie and Rose’s involvement, she makes Rose’s High School life difficult. I hate her!
By the end of this book my face was like 😯 ! This is all that I can say, nothing more!
I recommend this book, Louise Rozett did a great job,it is not just a book it is a life story.
„My grandma says is better not to be beautiful, because then you have nothing to lose. And you know that the guy who married you married you for the right reasons.” „What is about cheerleaders and high school boys? Even the boys who claim to think they’re idiots will still watch them strip, drunk, in a sleazy motel parking lot. I have a lot to learn about high school boys as a species.” „Bad things happen whether you’re scared or not, so you might as well not boder being scared. It’s a waste of time.” -Rose, Confessions of an Angry Girl
About Louise Rozett
Louise Rozett is an author, a playwright, and a recovering performer. She made her YA debut with Confessions of an Angry Girl, published by Harlequin Teen. The next book in the series, Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend, is due out June 2013. She lives with her 120-pound Bernese Mountain dog Lester (named after Lester Freamon from THE WIRE, of course) in one of the world’s greatest literary meccas, Brooklyn…and also in sunny Los Angeles. (Being bi-coastal is fun!) Visit www.Louiserozett.com for more info.