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Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  2,548 ratings  ·  537 reviews
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 bl
Paperback, 266 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2012)
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Feb 03, 2014 oceana rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who aren't feminists.
ARC supplied by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for a honest review.

I had high hopes for CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL when I started, I really did. The premise was interesting, the cover was gorgeous, and at the time (technically, still) I was also angry. I wanted to see how another pissed-off bitch handled it.

CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL takes you through the life of Rose Zarelli, a fourteen year-old who's had everything taken away: her father's life, her mother's will, her brother's caring
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Sep 08, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Archaeologists Anonymous
Welcome to high school, Rose Zarelli. It's survival of the coolest here. And you, with your running shoes and your French horn and your fear of sex and your missing hymen and your weird attacks and your dead father, you are definitely not part of the posse.

Well, fine. So be it.
Fuck cool.

3.5 stars. Take one part Chloe Saunders from The Summoning and one part Ruby Oliver from The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (dang, that title is about as l
If it wasn't for my friends' recommendations I don't think I would have read this book. The synopsis makes it sound like it involves an annoying, bratty main character who whines and complains about stupid high school stuff. Lucky for them, my friends didn't fail me and I found myself really enjoying it. The protagonist, Rose, is a little younger than I usually like my MCs - at only 14 and starting high school - but in a way it brought me back to how jarring it can be to go from one grade to the ...more
ME: OMG, I am SO pissed!!!
YOU: Why, Katy? You HAD to know what you were getting yourself into. After all, the book IS called, "Confessions of an ANGRY Girl," isn't it?
ME: Well, yes, you do have a point, but holy hell, Rosie made me want to wring her neck!

Okay, so I DID know that Rosie was going to be an angsty teenager, but instead of an angry girl whose temper gets her into trouble, Rosie is more of a whiny goody-goody-two-shoes who just has angry thoughts but doesn't have the guts to do a
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Sep 20, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: I really liked it and you might too.
Recommended to Michelle by: ARC reading buddies!
09/20/2012 -- Full review posted at:

Overall Rating: 4.5
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 5 / 5 = total of 5
Writer’s Voice = 5
Character Development = 5
Story Appreciation = 5
Worth the Chili = 2.5 [ARC from Netgalley, $8.39 if purchased on Amazon or Barnes & Noble]

This author nailed the teen angst, “me against the world” persona. I absolutely identified with Rose and would have loved to have read it when I was a teen. I think it would have helped me understand and acc
Nereyda Gonzalez

***ARC received by Harlequin Teen for review***

As I bend down to lace up, I realize I’m Angry today, with a capital A - I can feel it. Good.

I love to interview authors and one of the questions I sometimes like to ask them is: If someone made a book about your life, what would the title be? Confessions of an Angry Girl would be the PERFECT book title for my life! I’m known to my family and close friends as having a bit of a, um, temper. They make fun of me for it all the time (seriously not a wi
Once in a while you stumble across a book which takes you completely by surprise. Confessions of an Angry Girl is one of those books. To tell you the truth, I didn't think it would be my sort of read, I was intrigued by the sound of the premise, but once I'd picked it up I honestly couldn't put it down, it was such an enjoyable read that I found myself flying through the pages.

Rose had the worst possible start to school; her dad died while working in Iraq, he wasn't even a soldier but was hired
Re-read - 5/11/14: This story gets better and better every time you read it. Love it! <3


"Bad things happen whether you're scared or not, so you might as well not bother being scared. It's a waste of time.”

Rose is a straight-A, word-a-holic.
Rose has erythrophobia (n) - a fear of blushing or turning red
Her (popular, cheerleading-loving) best friend Tracy is intransigent about the fact that being popular = life's meaning/divine calling.
Rose isn't popular.

Rose Zarelli has enough on her pla
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'As I bend down to lace up, I realise I'm Angry today, with a capital A-- I can feel it.'

Welcome to high school. Where our innocent young people change into something never expected. Where relationships commence. Where drama begins. Where, if unlucky, everything goes down the drain, like a huge mass falling into a black hole. Friends turning to strangers, crushes turning to dates, kisses turning to sex, revenge turning to killing. What a beauty high school is
I'm giving this 5 big beautiful stars.

First I have to say that this book is in my top reads for 2012. It is honest and real and Rose is one of the most realistically portrayed teen characters I've ever read.

Second I have to say that the description of this book does not do it justice....not even close. Please don't decide whether or not you read it based on that. I feel it makes the story sound shallow and it really is far from it. Basically, Rose is a girl just starting her freshman year of hi
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
4.5 stars!

I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for a few weeks now and it’s one of them books that I keep seeing mixed reviews about. So, I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book before I picked it up. Now it’s not often that I read a book that surprises me but that's just what Confessions of an Angry Girl did, and I absolutely fell in love with everything about it.

I can’t remember the last time a read a book like Confessions of an Angry Girl – one that I believe sends out the ri
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Rose Zarelli has had one hell of a summer holiday. Her father, an out-of-work engineer who took a contractor job in Iraq in order to supplement her mother's psychiatrist income, died in an explosion along with several American soldiers. She's pretty angry about that. Her mother hardly speaks, and doesn't seem to notice what her daughter is going through, merely offering to set her up with counselling. That makes her pretty mad. Her older brother, Jess, has moved away from home to attend universi ...more
Louise Rozett
Jul 19, 2012 Louise Rozett rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
It's sort of wrong to rate your own book, isn't it...
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
3.25-3.5 stars

First off, thank you Harlequin publishing for letting me read and review this book. I was eager to get my hands on it :)

Okay onto the review...

For the most part, I liked this story. It was well written to the point where the emotions of our heroine were clearly felt throughout the story. However, this was actually a tough read for me. Maybe because I've been out of high school for a while or maybe because I just can't stand people being harassed or, maybe, I guess it's a combinati
Book provided by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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 is four years away from college and a year and a half a
First off - 2013?!?! I can't wait until then to find out what happens next! Gah!

Confessions of an Angry Girl surprised me, in a really really good way. Rose Zarelli is a high school freshman who's trying to get over the death of her father. While most people grieve, she's angry, like all the time. Add to that the drama of high school, it's enough to drive anyone crazy.

I can't name just one specific thing that made me love this book, there's all these little things or rather, it's everything tha
Booker Like a Hooker
Children should not be allowed to read such books

Okay,so I read ıt.That's fine.But I have a expectation.It's the(fucking) age!!!! Which Fourteen years old girl thinks boy friend or sex? Sex?! Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?! Present-day Teenage all of them horny? What the fuck is that? Okay I read ıt bu I don't have to read.Nothing Chances...

As I get to the last turn, I suddenly see pom-poms in my peripheral vision. A few of the girls are lined up on the side of the track, like they're cheering someone on. I'm tempted to look back to see who it is, but I'll lose my stride if I do. I keep going. I get closer and closer to them, and I realize too late that it's Lena, Susan and Regina. Just as I'm about to pass them, they chant, "How did Daddy's Little Girl like the gynecologist?"

Rose is having one hell of a year. After the death of h
Confessions of an Angry Girl is the debut novel by Louise Rozett. Set in Connecticut the story centres around Rose Zarelli, fourteen year old student at Union High. Rose doesn’t quite feel like she belongs in high school and she doesn’t understand the things some of her fellow students do, that includes her best friend, Tracey, who is slowly changing and slipping away. Three months ago she buried her father who was killed while working in Iraq. Since then she’s been having what her psychologist ...more
"I gave it my heart and bought it a flower.
Then it disappointed me and turned my face sour"*.

Thought I'd share with you the love poem I wrote for this awesome book.
I fell into serious puppy love with this young person's book while reading it. It had 5 stars at "hello".
Then something unpleasant happened.
It quit on me.
The thing literally stopped at about the 70% mark.... or what I deem to be about 70% of it's story.

I'll share more thoughts about this book when I have fresh eyes
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

To be perfectly honest, I was really reluctant to read Confessions of an Angry Girl. Reallyreluctant. I had heard a few mixed things about Confessions of an Angry Girl, and I didn't know what I would end up thinking. However, I did not expect everything I wasexpecting to be blown out of the roof. I lovedConfessions of an Angry Girl. It was everything I wasn't expecting and more.Confessionsof an Angry Girl is angst-y and so rel
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
Confessions of an Angry Girl is absolutely fantastic! Can I just have the sequel now, PLEASE?! Louise Rozett is an awesome author and she has won my heart with Rose and Jamie. Rose is an amazing character. She tough and definitely not scared to voice her views. Jamie is a gorgeous bad boy who's a sweetheart. My heart is still racing over these two characters and their story. I just didn’t want Rose’s beautiful heart touching story to end, and with the cliffhanger, it’s making me insanely angry w ...more
Emily Anne
I had moderately high expectations for this book after reading the awesome synopsis, and fortunately, those expectations were met. Confessions of an Angry Girl was an emotional and, most of all, vividly realistic read. The story sucked me in and I definitely laughed and cried a few times! (Not at the same time though.) I cannot wait to read Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend.

One thing I loved were the characters. Rose seemed real, with her many faults and realistic voice. Her narrative was ente
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
I am so glad I did buddy reading with my awesome evil twin who also had the same reaction towards it.
Do read her review because, its what all I felt about this book.
We both might be like this right now.

With all the fans behind us...

Cuando empece a leer el libro me sorprendi mucho, puesto que la historia no era para nada lo que yo me imaginaba, no pense que la protagonista fuera tan joven y sinceramente no suelo leer demasiadas historias " juveniles " porque la mayoria de las veces termino las lecturas con un sabor de boca extraño, ya que los temas que se tratan en ese tipo de libros me parece un poco inmaduros e irrelevantes, pero eso no me sucedio con este libro, la protagonista pese a ser muy joven, solo 14 años, tiene u
Hayden Casey
Confessions of an Angry Girl is light, fluffy, and hilarious. Rozett's voice is pitch-perfect when it comes to teens, albeit slightly more intelligent.

Plus, she gets an extra star for mentioning Florence + The Machine.
Jun 16, 2012 Hannah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I usually go for older YA, and I was a little worried I wouldn't like Confessions of an Angry Girl because the MC is fourteen. I generally can't relate to fourteen-year-old girls because, well, fourteen-year-old-girls are the most annoying species on earth. So my expectations for Confessions of Angry Girl were pretty low. I wasn't even sure I wanted to read it, but I'm so glad I gave it a try because, guess what? I loved it!

Like I said, fourteen-year-old girls aren't my favorite type of people,
Louise Rozette's story is refreshing and realistic. The emotions one feels when something bad happens to a family member is always different for everyone. With Rose it was anger, and she was just angry at everything and anything. I couldn't put this book down the story captivated me from beginning to end.

We meet Rose entering high school, no one said high school was easy to begin with, but add on the fact that her father died during the summer and her friends were starting to change and all chao
Confessions of an Angry Girl is another great contemporary debut of 2012. I am loving all the new contemporary novels and how original and entertaining they are. Confessions of an Angry Girl deals with a girl's struggle in high school. You might think this is a typical contemporary but the uniqueness of the character and her voice just set this novel apart from other contemporaries.

Rose Zarelli has her issues. She's angry, and doesn't know what to do with that anger. Her dad passed away recentl
J.A. Huss
First reviewed at Clean Teen Reads

First of all, this was probably the first totally YA book I’ve read in a VERY long time. Like, maybe since I was a teenager, and I’m frickin old. But, these two books came in on a weekend where I was just burnt out on NA really – like really bad. I was just frustrated with a bunch of books that I had committed to review, and all I really wanted as a book where the writing flowed and would allow me to just enjoy the story.

I read these two books in one day. They
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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 mecca ...more
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