How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Harlequin UK.
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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
I’ve had this book for quite some time now, and I’m just getting around to reading and reviewing it. I had quite high expectations as I’ve read a few glowing reviewers from bloggers. I found myself sucked in by the story, it was incredibly easy to read. It has funny and emotional moments and is an all round decent read. I liked how there were many things going on within the book. It just wasn’t centred around one problem.
I thought the characters were very real. Rose was particularly realistic and easy to like. She wasn’t a perfect character which is always a bonus. She had her faults, like everyone does. She was just a typical teenager. I liked reading things from her point of view. She also grew throughout the story which is always nice to read. I thought her family were also great characters, particularly her brother. I’m still not quite sure what to make of the love interest Jamie Forta… he’s the typical YA male, hot character. Something makes me want to root for the underdog, Robert, a guy that likes Rose but she’s not interested in him.
Alongside family issues, there’s also high school drama. It reminded me of Mean Girls in a way. I guess it doesn’t help having a mean, popular character called Regina. I’m starting to find these mean, popular characters a bit cliché in YA fiction. It just doesn’t seem original.
I think Confessions of An Angry Girl is a solid Young Adult read. It portrays a good message ‘Respect Yourself’. It’s definitely worth reading.
Would I recommend it?:
Witch Hunt- Tabitha Morrow