Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review- Confessions Of An Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Confessions series:


*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 An Almost-Girlfriend, was much better with a lot of content and many things happening. 
Rose Zarelli, the protagonist is about to start her new school year after summer break. She wants the school to meet a new Rose, Rose 2.0. After everything that happened with Rose in the first book, it is hard not to feel anything for her. I like how Rose stands up not only for others but for herself as well. I liked her more in the second book than I did in the first one. I really admired how Rose was, slowly and steadily, starting to do what she wanted to do. The memorial website she starts to honour her dad was a nice gesture.
The Confessions series has a ton of characters and I found this phenomenon very confusing in Confessions Of An Angry Girl, but in Confessions Of An Almost-Girlfriend, I had a strong hold on all the characters I was reading about and I even wanted to get to know them better. 
Along with a lot of changes in situations and personalities, in the second book, we get a look at the general scenarios of all the characters who matter most. Some stories were heartbreaking while others gave a new outlook on the same situation. I felt a lot while reading this book because it had a lot of emotions- something that the first book lacked. 
The huge number of secondary characters makes it difficult to write about them. Prominent among them were Jamie, who was there a lot in this book and the few romance scenes between him and Rose were well shown. I also like Jamie's best friend and Rose's friend Angelo. He's an awesome guy who is funny and sweet. Rose's family (her mom Kathleen and her brother Peter) were broken in their own way and were trying their best to get things back on track. All of Rose's friends made for great supporting characters and had a major role to play when it comes to the plot. 
I really liked how an important issue was taken up in a dramatic yet casual way by author Louise Rozett. That was what got me and made me like the book more than I thought I would. Overall, even though the book didn't exactly end abruptly or on a cliffhanger, it ended on such a note that shows there's more to come. Confessions Of An Almost-Girlfriend was way better than the first book and it was an emotional yet highly enjoyable read that Young Adult fans will devour. 


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