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Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I wanted to strangle one or two someones in this book, off and on, for varying reasons: sometimes it was Rose and how she could be, more often it was Jamie and his hot cold, now you see then now you don’t. Other times it was her mother and her dealing with things but not really. Then there’ s her brother and her friends.
Though to be truthful, I actually loved them (OK, not Jaimie) because the way she was with them and the way they were with her, there’s this true thing with them. And it’s surprising, these true moments because those true moments were few and far between when it came to who she was and what she knew about herself. The great thing: there’s an opening up of possibilities for her, there’s growth with her in stepping out of what she thinks, trying and seeing what works for her.
It’s quick this one but it’s pack full of emotions that felt authentic, swinging from her being insecure about who she was and what she had to offer, then to the other moments of her not just being Peter’s little sister, or so and so’s daughter or so and so’s best friend. She’s her own person and slowly discovering exactly what that means. I enjoyed this one.
Thank you, Netgalley!
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