Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make
1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?
2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.
3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)
(Sorry. That was rude.)
This book was written amazingly. It was as if I had been forced to relive my high school days. I both shudder at the memories and thoroughly enjoyed the book because of everything that happened in it.
Rose is dealing with the unexpected and recent death of her father, and it seems that with his death her family is falling a part in their grief.
So like any teenager does she lashes out, both inward and outward.
Rose is so quiet and with drawn it is only when she becomes odd friends with Angelo and Jamie, both of which are not high on the totem pole of popularity, that her life seems to resume pace. Even with the fights with her best friend and one situation after another.
Rose learns how to deal with everything and everyone on her own and grows right before our eyes.
This is a book I would recommend to anyone that has a teenager in their lives because of how vivid it is and how real the author made the events and situations.
5 out of 5 Raven's!