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Confessions of an Angry Girl

(Confessions #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  3,674 ratings  ·  593 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
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Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  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
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
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 th
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
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
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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 a
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 acce
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)

***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
the burning dreamer.
Nov 03, 2014 marked it as not-gonna-bother
Confessions of an Angry Reader:

When twelve mere lines manage to get me irate and vexed and frustrated (want some more? go read that synopsis.) with the narrator's voice, I think I'll pass.
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 plate,
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
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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
Louise Rozett
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's sort of wrong to rate your own book, isn't it... ...more
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
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: b-favorites
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 o
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
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...
cagla tastemur
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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...

Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Louise Rozett's Confessions of an Angry Girl has been in my TBR for longer than I'd like to admit; however, in my quest to read more backlist titles I decided to give it a try. I love angsty contemporary YA - which I felt Confessions of an Angry Girl would be - and I tend to adore the Harlequin Teen line.

The result? Confessions of an Angry Girl is emotional, authentic, and unputdownable.

What I Loved:

1) Rose - Rose is angry, sarcastic, wickedly smart, and vastly unapologetic. She's not afraid to
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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. Really reluctant. 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 was expecting to be blown out of the roof. I loved Confessions of an Angry Girl. It was everything I wasn't expecting and more. Confessions of an Angry Girl is angst-y and s
Emily Anne
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
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
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
(This review was also posted over at Book Probe. I'm a frequent guest reviewer there so come over and say hello!)

This book has a very fitting name. It certainly made me feel so angry for the characters that it induced strong homicidal tendencies from me. I never even thought I had a violent side in the first place, so it’s an impressive feat for a book to be able to incite such a passionate response from me. If you are the type of person who has already moved on from high school and never lo
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Well unfortunately this book made me feel my age. The characters were annoying and immature. I feel like Rose had no epiphany for her family and she acted like a self centered person. The book does depict high school life but being English some of it was lost on me as our system is different. I liked the fact that it wasn't a fluffy everything works out kind of book. Jamie is on the fence for me I liked him at some parts but not at others. ...more
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Angst-ridden, bittersweet and refreshingly honest, Confessions of an Angry Girl is my favourite YA Contemporary of 2013 so far! It was like ordering a vanilla ice-cream but instead getting the whole deal; one scoop each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and rainbow sparkles all encompassed by a crisp waffle cone with melted chocolate drizzled over the whole fiasco like a rivulet of pure heaven. Soulful and delicious. I devoured every bit of it with a ferocity that only comes when I'm reading ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin and Netgally.)
Rose is your average 14/15-year-old girl, except that as well as having to deal with all the normal crap that happens in high school, she’s trying to come to terms with her father’s death.
Rose’s father was killed in an explosion in Iraq. He wasn’t even supposed to be there, he was a contractor, not a soldier, but when he lost his job her mom was really worried about money, and so
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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, followed by Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend, both published by HarlequinTEEN. And then came No More Confessions, in January 2015! She lives with her 120-pound Bernese Mountain dog Lester (named after Lester Freamon from THE WIRE, of course) in sunny Los Angeles, and pi ...more

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