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Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend

(Confessions #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,690 ratings  ·  288 reviews
Rose Zarelli has big plans for sophomore year—everything is going to be different. This year, she’s going to be the talented singer with the killer voice, the fabulous girl with the fashionista best friend, the brainiac who refuses to let Jamie Forta jerk her around...

...but if she’s not careful, she’s also going to be the sister who misses the signals, the daughter who ca
Paperback, 279 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin (first published May 15th 2013)
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Rose has come a long way since we last met her in Confessions of an Angry Girl. She still has that fire and passion which we see from time to time in little fiery outbursts. And she continually finds herself tangled up in other people’s messes even though she tries to stay away from it all. But she brings so much flair and spunk that you can’t but help forming such a strong connection with her.

Rose is still dealing with what happened at last year’s prom, she hasn’t heard a single peek from Jami
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4.5 stars

Thank you YA Bound for the copy.

'I feel like maybe—just maybe—I could actually make something of myself this year. Rose 2.0. '

Just like it's predecessor, Confessions on an Almost Girlfriend not only promises an entertaining ride of a teenager, but also many harsher situations which were lightly peppered with some humour. This book was so so close to being flawless that I turned into 'an almost spaz'. Not only can Rozett perfect a young teen's voic
'Instead of closing the door to get away from the mirror like I usually do, I stand there and take a good look.

It's weird. I'm disappointed when I look in the mirror but it's not because I don't like what I see. I mean, I don't, but that's not what bugs me. What bugs me is that what I see in the mirror doesn't match what I see in my head. In my head, I'm prettier than I am in real life, so when I look in the mirror and see what I see, I feel let down. And also a little crazy.

Where did I get tha
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, arc
*This review is spoiler free for the series*

After enjoying Confessions of an Angry Girl more than I expected to, I'm happy to report that this is a strong sequel with impressive character growth. I may even have enjoyed it more than the first.

What surprised me in the first book was the amount of depth there was to the story. You think it will be this whiny drama-filled book, but while there is definite drama, everything feels so realistic and raw. The protagonist, Rose, does come off as someone
Geri Reads
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 angst-ridden stars

Holy hell! What a ride! It felt like I was taken by aliens and dropped into the set of Mean Girls/My So-Called Life or something. This one was really angsty but sooo good. Pure YA but the story is much more complicated than that and the characters are layered, complex and totally interesting.

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend is a sequel to Confessions of an Angry Girl. I didn't read the first one. I actually didn't connect the two of them until I after I logged on to Goodr
Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend picks up at the beginning of sophomore year, a few months after Confessions of an Angry Girl left off. Rose and Tracy are best friends again (and Tracy is awesome, all of a sudden), Rose and her mother are having big problems because of the dedication website Rose set up in her father's memory, and Jamie has been avoiding Rose ever since Regina set him up for possession of alcohol.

On the first page, we're introduced to a new character: Conrad Deladdo. Conrad i
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars

Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend is the sequel to Confessions of an Angry Girl, a contemporary novel I have read and loved last year. The reason why I loved the first book is mainly because of the refreshing POV of Rose, our main protagonist. Last year had been a tough year for Rose and her family without her father. In Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend, we now don't have a zombie like mother, but one who wants to discuss everything in therapy, as well as a brother who seems to p
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
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Six stars, bitches!
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Thanks to HarlequinTEEN and Netgalley for providing this advanced reader copy for an honest review.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
If I can find some spare time tomorrow to go back through my notes, I will add more to this review.

A few brief thoughts until then : I just went back and read my review for the first book in the Confessions series and had the urge to want to copy/paste the entire thing into my assessment of book 2.

Everything has changed, but I still feel the same.

The stumbling block for me is that the books still seem on the young end (even for YA). I lived a completely different life in high school, so I don't
Atmika Singh
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Oh... Oh the cover is so cool! The girl looks like Taylor swift. No? OK maybe it's just me. *sigh*


It's weird. I'm disappointed when I look in the mirror but it's not because I don't like what I see. I mean, I don't, but that's not what bugs me. What bugs me is that what I see in the mirror doesn't match what I see in my head. In my head, I'm prettier than I am in real life, so when I look in the mirror and see what I see, I feel let down. And also a little crazy.

Rose isn't cra
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
"His kiss ricochets throughout my entire body in a nanosecond. He grabs my arms and turns me, practically lifting me off the ground as he backs me up against his car, pinning me to the driver's-side door with his body as his tongue lashes across my lips and into my mouth. It's like he's been waiting for this to happen again as long as I have."

I fell in love with Louise Rozzet's novel; Confessions of an Angry Girl when I read it last year, and once again, she's wowed me with the sequel; Confessio
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
What I thought: I absolutely loved Confessions of an Angry Girl, so I had really high expectations for this one - and Louise Rozett did not disappoint. In fact, I would go all the way and say she really exceeded them! I find that sequels for contemporary novels don't always work well, but this one really hit the mark.

My first reaction was literally "How can it end like that?" Especially when there doesn't seem to be another book confirmed, and yes I cried (and died) a little. Rose is back and th
Rose Zarelli begins grade ten with a pool party that sets the tone for the year to come. The swim team - or "swim thugs" as everyone calls them - are initiating a new member, a trendily-dressed boy called Conrad, by throwing cups of beer at his face until he falls into the swimming pool while the boys yell homophobic insults at him, and blasting water from a hose into his mouth until he chokes. When Conrad is pushed into the pool he lets himself sink and isn't coming back up; only Rose seems to ...more
Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett is a perfect example of a sequel that successfully improves upon the previous book. The aspects that I disliked in Confessions of an Angry Girl were mostly absent here; the aspects that I loved were further expanded upon and I was still surprised at the new twists and turn of events that developed the story in a satisfying way. Despite having mixed feelings towards the first book, I’m extremely glad that I gave the Confession series a second c ...more
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

I don't know how she does it every time, but Louise Rozett has an uncanny ability to portray teenagers as realistically as possible. Confessions of an Angry Girl was a brilliant debut and I did not think it could get any better, but the author proved me completely wrong by producing a sequel that's even better than the predecessor. This book, right here, is a fine example of why I love YA books although I'm outgrowing my teenage years.

Rose has always been a wonderful main character. She has a go
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
4.5 stars

First off! Let me just say that I think Louise is a genius when it comes to teen angst and coming into your own. With this book and the last, I think she has captured the pure essence of growing up and the drama of friends, family and relationships.

Now let's start with Rose for some reason she keeps getting herself in the middle of everything.

It starts to take a toll on her.

For her she is just trying to fit in without truly knowing herself. Now let's add Regina the school bitch

But we st
Sarah Elizabeth
Apr 24, 2013 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 (UK) Limited and Netgalley.)
This is book 2 in the ‘confessions’ series.
15-year-old Rose still doesn’t know where she stands with Jamie Forta, her mother is still making her go to therapy with her, and once again Rose is labelled as a tattle-tale and a sl*t, and all before the first day at school.
She’s also worried that her brother is doing drugs, and her memorial website for her father isn’t
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rose's journey continues in this sequel to 'Confessions of an Angry Girl', and she's still angry - but maybe now she's learning to control it a little more, but of course, there's more and different things to be angry at/with...

Rose is totally believable. She makes so many mistakes, it's easy to get angry with her. And she doesn't always manage to fix her errors, and just as she has to live with it, so do we (Oh Rose).

But I am happy to see Peter's progress and I loved meeting snippy, snipe-y Cal
Sarika Patkotwar
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Actual rating- 3.5

*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions #2) by Louise Rozett from Net Galley. We thank Louise and Net Galley for the book!

I had read some absolutely great things about the first book in Louise Rozett's Confessions series, Confessions of an Angry Girl. For me, the book turned to be full of teenage drama which was like watching a TV series that I didn't quite like as much as the others did. But the second book, Confessions of
Pooja (On books!)
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted here:

It's 3AM and my mind is reeling as in the past few hours, I have chuckled, smiled and cried into the early morning hours reading this beautiful gift for teens. I vaguely recall the numerous teen reads that filled my bookshelf when I was still in high school and NONE of them match up to the complexity and depth with which Confessions of An Almost-Girlfriend explores various issues that grapple us at the age of sixteen.

Confessions of
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
*Genre* YA Contemporary
*Rating* 3.5-4


After reading Confessions of an Angry Girl last year, I knew that I was going to read the sequel Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend. 16-year old Rose Zarelli has a unique voice and one that I can totally follow and understand without rolling my eyes from all the angst, and ugly moments that she experiences over the course of the story.

Rose has definitely come a long way from the first book but her life hasn't exactly been a box of chocolates. She'
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-ya
4.5/5 stars!

My first confession - I did not read the first book in this series. Did I miss a ton of background info? Probably. But, I still really enjoyed this second book!

My second confession - I love a good YA novel. Ahhhhhh... to be 15 again! To go to school dances, to crush on the hot older guy who may or may not be your boyfriend/friend/something more? To have fights with your mom and best friend and ex-friends. All of these things happened in this book, and so much more.

Rose is now 15 and
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Louise Rozett’s Confessions Series is everything a good YA book should be.

The writing had me completely captivated and I struggled right along with Rose, the main character. The emotions were there through the entire book and I must say that it wasn’t always an easy read, after all Rose’s life isn’t always easy. While reading, the emotions are always right there on the surface and I admit there was a tear or two since Lousie Rozett made it incredibly easy to feel along with Rose.

Rose is a grea
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Man Louise ROCKED MY SOCKS with this second book. Rose oh sweet Jesus Rose had a rough Freshmen year and she survived it by the skim of her teeth. So much has happened after losing her father but her brother and mother are coming around. So now Rose is going into her sophomore year and she has decided she will let the cards fall where they may. She cares for Jamie and even thinks she loves him but she is not going to force him to do anything. Plus she is singing and she has such a kick a$$ voice ...more
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Confession: I haven’t read Confessions Of An Angry Girl.

But when I opened Confessions Of An Almost-Girlfriend, I felt immediately drawn into the world of Rose. I was so hooked that I finished reading the book in one setting! Even though I haven’t read book one, I felt I understood the characters quite well – Rose, Jamie, Regina, Conrad and Peter – I felt their anxiety, nervousness, anger and silliness, and I laughed and cringed and sighed as I read, not wanting to miss out on any of the ups and
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Confessions of an Angry Girl but Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend is so much better. It’s more emotional, complex and really hard to put down.

About to return to school after the train-wreck of her the previous year Rose is at a party and ends up in the spotlight again and not in a good way. From an outside perspective Rose is doing the right thing but none of her classmates agree and neither does the person she helps.

Throughout Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend you can’t help but
Rose is so adorably awkward that I couldn't hate hate even if I tried. I hated Jamie though. I wanted to understand him but he was a complete arse! So just for that I'm knocking off a star. ...more
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was provided to me by netgalley is exchange for an honest review.

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend is the second book in the Confession series by Louise Rozett. I first picked up Confessions of an Angry Girl a few months ago and immensely enjoyed it. I couldn't wait for Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend came out so when I saw it on netgalley I requested it immediately.

Book two in this series picks up at the start of Rose's sophomore year. We learn that Ro
Brittany S.
This book was sent to me by Harlequin Teen for review. Thank you!!!
Somewhere around 4.25 to 4.5 stars

Initial Impressions: I think book one and book two were so different for me because I wasn't expecting much with one and I was expecting a lot with two.
I really really enjoyed this one but hoped for jut a biiiit more swoony times and brooding Jamie! Although he did have some fine moments!!!
I really enjoyed the story line with Regina and Conrad but I felt it took away from the rose and Jamie sto
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved Confessions of an Angry Girl and have been anxiously awaiting Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend since I finished it. Rose Zarelli is anything but your typical book heroine, but I like her, and I really get her. Book one takes place during her freshman year of high school and to say it was hell for her would be a bit of an understatement. She lost her father to an IED in Iraq, and she and her family are still recovering from that. She was part of a major scandal at school that revolved ...more
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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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