3 Jan 2013

Confessions of an angry girl - Review

Confessions book one.
Available now

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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien…and now it’s a case of survival of the coolest.
My review
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.

Favourite quotes
'I feel the heat intensify at the sound of his voice, making the skin on my face tight with imaginary sunburn.'

'The next minute happens in slow motion. Jamie Forta turns to me, puts his warm hands on my neck, and pulls me toward him. It dawns on me that he is about to kiss me, and I panic because I've never kissed an older man-I've never kissed anyone for real, only while playing stupid games at junior high school parties-and he surely must know everything there is to know because he's wiser and he's a bad boy and he gets around and I'm just a silly girl and none of that matters because his lips are on mine and it's so easy I can hardly believe I worried I wouldn't know what to do.'

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1 comment:

  1. I have this on my kindle and I am looking forward to reading it :) I an not expecting to much though. There are only a few ways it seems it can go and I hope it doesn't go for the spoiled brat theme! :') Great review xxx :)


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