Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Synopsis: 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 can only think about her own pain, the “good girl” who finds herself in mid-scandal again (because no good deed goes unpunished) and possibly worst of all...the almost-girlfriend.
When all else fails, stop looking for love and go find yourself.
Meet The Author:
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 Mountaindog Lester (named after Lester Freamon from THE WIRE, of course) in one of the world's greatest literary meccas, Brooklyn...and also in sunny Los Angeles. (Being bi-coastal is fun!) Visit www.Louiserozett.com for more info.
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I received Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett off of Netgalley for a blog tour and this is my honest review.
When I signed up for this blog tour I knew right away that I would be reviewing it because of how much I enjoyed the first book. Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend is the sequel to Confessions of an Angry Girl and in it we follow the main character Rose again but this time on her quest for Jamie Forta.
Before I start blabbing about this book I have to say that I’m still fuming over the ending so bare with me. To begin there is so much drama in this book and it is totally crazy! Some books are good with drama because it all flows together but there was so many things going on in this book at the same time and it was quite annoying. To begin Rose is having issues with her mother because of her fathers death, and she is also having issues with her brother Peter because she misses him but he doesn’t seem to care. There is two problems then we go to some issues she has with her best friend Tracy, and then the whole chasing Jamie around and getting a boat load of his problems. So yeah there were too many problems to follow in this book so it was tough.
In this sequel Rose changed quite a bit which I really liked. In the first book she was an annoying freshman who was chasing after an older guy and ultimately kind of failing for a while. Now though she seems to have grown up quite a bit. She knows what she wants and in this book she is determined to get it but many many things stand in her way.
Can I kill Jamie please? His character drove me absolutely crazy throughout the whole book I honestly just wanted to rip his face off because of how awful he was treating Rose. Yes hes a guy but seriously figure out what you want before you go playing with someone’s heart it was not fun to read. I feel annoyed because I dealt with all the pain and problems through the book thinking that it would all be worth it in the end but it wasn’t at all. Rose’s character seemed satisfied sort of at the end but deep down you know she wasn’t which makes me not satisfied as well.
As you can tell I had quite a few problems with this very anticipated sequel so it pains me to say but it only gets a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I’m hoping that if there is a third book that I like it a lot more than I did this one.