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July 02, 2013

Review: Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions, #2)
Title: Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend (Confessions #2)
Author: Louise Rozett
Publisher: Harlequin

Publication date: June 18, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Source: Publisher
Format: Finished copy
Pages: 288
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 of an Almost Girlfriend is the sequel to Confessions of an Angry Girl, a contemporary novel I have read and loved last year. The reason why I loved the first book is mainly because of the refreshing POV of Rose, our main protagonist. Last year had been a tough year for Rose and her family without her father. In Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend, we now don't have a zombie like mother, but one who wants to discuss everything in therapy, as well as a brother who seems to party way more than study. We also have Jamie Forta, the boy who's got Rose all confused, especially with the way things ended in the first book. However this book is much more than the romance, it is actually more to do with how Rose starts learning to cope with everything that has happened to her and learn to deal with the people around her. 
I was not disappointed in this sequel. I love Rose even more than I did in the first book and I completely identify with her most of the time. She is one of those girls that isn't afraid to speak her mind and is just so real. Too many times there are female protagonists that act too perfect, but Rose is real. She gets royally pissed at someone? She's not above imagining punching them. Heck, I've had my fair share of imaginary punching. She has feelings, she feels angry, jealous, pissed, and betrayed and that makes her more human in my opinion. This is why I love Rose, she's not little miss perfect protagonist. She's also not out to impress anyone, even Jamie Forta. Speaking of Jamie, I loved seeing more of him in this novel.. while he is still as  mysterious and elusive as ever, we do see a very vulnerable and sincere side whenever he is with Rose. I really need a happily ever after for those two! 
You will also notice how Rose is developing throughout this novel, how her reactions to similar situations in the first and second book are different. Rose actually started calling herself Rose 2.0, and I really believed her... most of the time. A girl can only take so much right? especially when Rose has to deal with a ton of issues and problems that are thrown at her in this book. Overall, I enjoyed her train of thoughts and how her relationship with Jamie didn't become her everything. I can't wait for the third book and tie all the loose ends, especially the one concerning Jamie. I recommend this novel to all contemporary fans; You are seriously missing out if you haven't started this series.   
 

Other books by Louise Rozett:
Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1)

8 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read this series for ages, so I must get round to them one day :) I like it when characters develop further in the series. I'm glad you enjoyed this just as much as the first book :)

    Fab review!

    Zoe @ Bookhi
    www.bookhi.blogspot.com

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  2. So glad you enjoyed this one too. Rose 2.0 was amazing, and I liked even more that I did in CoAAG. Wonderful review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  3. I loved this book so much too! Like you said, the best part of this series is how realistically Rose is portrayed. You totally find yourself in her because she's like every other teenager. I have to say, I was kind of mad at Jamie. He was so mysterious, it got to a point where I just wanted him to stop playing hot and cold with Rose. BUT, I loved how Rose handled him towards the end. Don't hate me on this, but I really like her with Angelo and after the way the book ended, it might be a possibility!
    Anyways, fabulous review, Juhina! :)

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  4. Yet another positive review for this book! It seems to be doing really well among blogger friends, so I definitely hope I can get started on this series now. I love the sound of Rose's character, especially as she isn't perfect and actually develops well. I can't wait to meet her. :)

    Great review, Juhina!

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  5. I haven't read the first book in this series but hope to sometime soon since I already have the sequel.

    I'm glad you enjoyed this, Rose sounds like a great character and I'm pleased to see she has progressed since the first book.

    A great review! :) Sharon – Obsession with Books

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  6. Just found your blog through youtube and I wanted to say that I loved your bookshelf tour. Awesome books.

    Andreea

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  7. Forgot to ask you if you have a goodreads account so I can add you.

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  8. I think I may have slightly fallen in love with this series.

    My review is up on my blog too.

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