Author: Louise Rozett
Publication: June 18th 2013 by Harlequin
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Provided by the kind publisher...
-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it...
-- My Thoughts --
The first book:
I read the first book in the series, Confessions of An Angry Girl, a long time ago. in 2012. And I loved it. I loved Louise Rozett's writing style and Rose was such a unique character to behold. This did not disappoint, either.
Minor Spoilers! Read at your own risk....
Rose is done with her freshman year. And she is ready to rock this year. The Rose 2.0 is ready. And she doesn't take crap from anyone. Not from her brother who seems so far away. Not from her counsler who seems bent on changing her. Not from the bitchy girl at school who won't let her go. Not from her semi-boyfriends with the mixed signals. And she is definitely not going to be the almost-girlfriend.
Rosie is one of the most unique characters I have ever met in a YA novel. Her snark, sarcasm, attitude, and anger management issues are so believable and so lovely. She is a fleshed-out character, and you instantly know that the author has spent a lot of time creating such a treasure.
The plot of YA contemporaries, as usual, is never too unpredictable. It's simple, sometimes I like that, sometimes I don't. Though, for this book, I loved the predictability it never really decreased the book's quality for me. It just ranked the author higher, in my opinion. To have a predictable plot and make it so intriguing, it definitely needs work. Louise Rozett nailed it!
The romance was not overdone. It was believable and you will wish that somehow, these two misfits will work out. The family relationships in this one were a soft focus, and the problems they faces were believable. And the way Rosie handled them was even better.
This series is a must-read for high schoolers. It teaches you the power of believing in yourself. In knowing that there is no one else you would wanna be, except yourself. It is cute, exhilarating, at times romantic, a real piece of art!