Review: Confessions Of An-Almost Girlfriend

Sep •  13 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Confessions Of An-Almost GirlfriendConfessions Of An-Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett
Published by Harlequin Teen on June 25th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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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.

 Since I really  enjoyed the first book, I knew I had to read this one.  It had so much plot and emotion that at the end of the book I didn’t even know how to process it.

Plot: Rose life is pretty much one big giant ball of drama. She is facing lost of a parent as well as lost of love. This plot held up its own with such creativity. It really felt like real life action. Not over done drama but stuff that people deal with everyday.  It propelled with deep sentiments in friendship as well as character growth in Rose.

Love:  At first, I felt so bad for Rose. No matter what she said or didn’t say it always came back to bite her in the butt. After finishing the book, I come to realize it’s not Rose. It’s the people around her. The one that she loves does not have his priority straight therefore, Rose got the brute of himself. He always stood up for other people but never Rose. WHY DUDE WHY? In the end, Rose finally takes control of what she wants. Another words, she is tired of being dealt the crappy hand and is not having it anymore. To see Rose put her foot down and stand up for herself (since everyone she loved fail to do it) she became someone new. I can not wait to read more of that Rose.

Ending: *Sigh* Although the ending is not a cliff ending, it breaks my heart. Rose is once again trap in the middle and getting blamed. I’m hoping in the next book Rose 2.0 will come out and put people in their place cause I’m done watching her be a meek Rose.  And the dude? Yeah, he best BEG for Rose forgiveness!!

A riveting tale that succeeds in creating a solid sequel, Confession Of An Almost-Girlfriend is amazing. Capturing a coming of age tale with great clarity, Rozett’s well crafted tale of an angry yet evolving teenage girl is sensational.  Superbly written, Confession Of An Almost-Girlfriend is awesome.

I give it 5 BITES!

5bites

Happy Reading!

7 Comments

  1. Wendy Darling
    Sep 13, 2013

    I kind of have a hit or miss relationship with NA, but I’ve been in the mood to read them lately (and have read some good ones, too!)–sounds like this might be a good pick sometime. Thanks for the review, Savy.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. Giselle
    Sep 13, 2013

    Yay I really liked this one too even more than the first I think. I found the MC was much more mature in this one — like she had grown a lot from the first. Glad you liked it, too, Savy! 🙂

    • Savannah
      Sep 13, 2013

      I can not wait to read the next book! I’m excited to read more about Rose 2.0.

  3. Candace
    Sep 13, 2013

    I’ve wanted to read the first book for ages! I’m glad to hear you loved this one so much!

  4. The ending was so sad. I wish Jamie would just sort out his stuff already. It was heartbreaking to see him do things for other people but not Rose. And when he did do something super sweet, he turned around and ignored her again. He’s so wishy washy, it’s not fair to Rose at all. I’m glad you loved it! I wish I had read the first book before I read this one.

  5. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Sep 14, 2013

    I’m with you on the ending! I really love this series. It’s very real and I guess I have a soft spot for Rose and her support from the online community she finds