Publisher: Harlequin Teen/MIRA Ink
Pages/File Size: 264pages
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
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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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
I received a paperback copy of this book from Harlequin Teen/MIRA Ink in exchange for my honest review and in preparation for reading and reviewing Confessions Of An Almost Girlfriend too.
There is more than one cover version for this book, though I have to say I prefer the one pictured above that was the cover of the book I read. The female on the cover is Rose and she is wearing the silver necklace given to her by a guy. But is it the "right" guy that gives it to her?
So the book is about Rose. And yes Rose is angry but then wouldn't you be angry if your father had to take a job abroad to make ends meet and then got killed whilst he was over there. Rose's brother is away at college now. And Jamie Forta, one of the fit, bad boy image guys at school starts to take an interest in her. At certain points he even seems to be flirting with her. But why? Rose is obviously flattered as she had a crush on Jamie Forta when he played sports with her brother. The problem with having a crush on Jamie is his nasty, vindictive, girlfriend Regina. Regina is one of the popular girls who are the cheer leaders. Rose's friend Tracy is obsessed by being on the cheer leading team and Regina is totally using the threat of banishing Tracy from the cheer squad over Rose, among other things, some in the form of bullying. Regina pushes Rose's buttons until one day Rose finally snaps! Rose finally stands up to Regina. What happens? You seriously need to read the book!
There are many emotions running around in this book, crushes, grief, sadness,guilt, jealousy, loneliness and love. I know this will sound rather cliché but you do go on a roller-coaster of emotions along with Rose.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, I seriously enjoyed it! Would I recommend the book? I would, it is a really good read. Though bullying is in the book, it isn't the only theme, I'd say the theme of the book is more "emotions". Would I want to read Bk#2? Yes, I want to know what happens with all the characters. Would I read more by Louise Rozett? Yes I did enjoy the pace and style of writing.