Series: Confessions 1
Format: eBook ARC
Debut: January 4, 2012
Snuck from: Vanya @ YA Story Teller
Read: June 18-20, 2013
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 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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 58
Cover & Title: The first time I saw this, I fell head over heals for it. With the title first, then with the cover. I'm really looking forward to having this on my shelf for real.
Framework: This is actually just your regular high school drama, friends growing apart yet you try hard not to lose them, falling in love with a guy that might be perfectly wrong for you, being bullied by Ms Popular because you got in her way not even on your own accord. But it's on a level that is so real, that as many bad as good things happen, that makes this read really enjoyable.
Plot: Rose and her best friends Robert and Tracy are finally in high school, but while Tracy tries out for the cheerleading team and Robert is in the drama club, Rose only has her running and that hadn't been going anywhere since her dad died in Iraq. Rose quickly understands that high school is ruled by the popular crowd, and either you fit in or you're toast. However, she's not bending over backwards to be part of the big crowd, but Tracy is. And to make her friend happy, she at least tries to keep her smart mouth shut a little more often. Her brother Peter is off to college, and her mother hasn't been the same since her father's death. and now that she seems to lose her friends as well, she finds she's done being a push-over. And, of course, there's the a junior Jamie Forta who she's had a crush on forever, and who finally seems to take notice of her...
Characters: Rose was so much like me, it was almost scary. I've been where she had to go in this novel, and she rocked it. Anger may not get you everywhere, but it certainly can give you a boost now and then. And really, if you get pushed too hard one too many times, you get to the point where you push back. That's survival instinct. I'm so proud of her! ^.^
Tracy was... well, let's just say I'm glad she found herself again in the end. Even though it cost her some pain to do it. I thought Robert was a little sleazy in the beginning, be he turns out to be actually quite the okay character in the end.
Jamie, we didn't get to see too much of, and what we got to see was quite contradictory. He sure seems like a perfect bad boy with a nice streak. But he could as well just be a player. I liked him anyway, though. Hope there'll be more of him in the sequel.
Regina, the witch! OMG, she was the perfect villain. Although she got every cheerleader cliche there is, she knew how to work it. I was a little disappointed that she got saved from being smackd in the face, because she really deserved it, but she got what she deserved in the end as well.
Overall: This was alot of normal in a nice package, and it didn't feel like not enough at all. I enjoyed the ride very much, and I'm so glad I can dive into the sequel right away.
Area Scan: Flow: 5/5 -- Vocab: 5/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Villains: 5/5
Romance: 3/5 -- Smut: 1/5
Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Humor: 5/5
Discovered: 5+ Hoods
#1 Confessions of an Angry Girl | #2 Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend
#3 No More Confessions
Thank you for the approval of an ARC goes to:
YaBound Book Tours
P.S. This is down here because I think it does not belong into a review but I have to get it off my chest because it's important to me. Here goes:
I was so into this book and identifying with Rose, it followed me into my dreams. Now you most know I rarely dream, and when I do it's ususally weirdly random or real life related, but never has anything from a book or movie stayed with me like this.
I dreamt about -- no kidding!! -- a first appointment in a new gyn clinic, which was coordinated really weird and confused me because it was more like being send from room to room in a department or embassy, the employees saying, "That's not one of my duties, you have to go there and there". The people were mind-blowingly unhelpful and desinterested, and I had to pay a ridiculous amount of money (I started cursing in my head about that AFTER I woke up). To top it all off, I didn't get a new appointment although I actually needed one (also something that occured to me only after waking up).
AND the doctor was a Mrs Shudder, and I know exactly why she got that name. Because I'm totally excited about starting Shudder by Samantha Durante which I got e-mailed in the afternoon that day.
Totally crazy, right? I hope you get a good laugh out of this, because I did/do! ^^