What's it about?
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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien…and now it’s a case of survival of the coolest.
Confessions of an angry girl was a fun, short read. I enjoyed the book but I didn't love the character if Rose, to be honest, she didn't quite come off as angry as described and she didn't have the attitude to pull it off either, making the character fall kind of flat for me and at times become kind of annoying.
Generally the story was ok and I like what the author has done with it, there's an awful lot of talking about sex though, not in a vulgar way, more about safe sex and Rose's friend deciding if she should have sex with her boyfriend but Rose disagreeing, it felt very much like the book was trying to force some life lessons about sex for young girls, rather than tell a story.
So, as you can guess, this really was an ok book for me, I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either, I think perhaps I was just a bit too mature for some of the themes it carries and Rose, being fourteen, was too young for me to fully connect with. I would recommend it for its intended young adult audience though as its a well written book that deals with girls at that age when they're starting to think about sex and boys and also bullying.
I will likely read book two as I'm curious enough to see Rose's next move and see what's in store for her.
My thoughts on the cover
I really like this cover, the girls pose reflects the title and I like the red and orange colours on the title, which are angry colours, its all very fitting.