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Book #1: Confessions of an angry girl


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 My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time.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.)


Book #2: Confessions of an Almost-girlfriend


ROSE ZARELLI 2.0 here—2.0, as in, innovative...superior...improved.  

​Improved how? Glad you asked. This year, I will not:


1)   Do things just because other people want me to.

2)  Randomly shoot off my mouth.

​3)  Worry about whether I'm someone's girlfriend—or not.


So, what will I do this year?


1)   Find my thing and be who I want to be.

2)  Learn when to speak up—and when to shut up.

​3)  Tell off Jamie Forta and move on.


I'm older and smarter now—I can totally pull this off.

How hard can it be?

BOOK #3: NO MORE CONFESSIONS


ROSE ZARELLI is done confessing because ​confessions are for people who have done something wrong

​And I haven't done anything wrong. Here, I'll prove it to you.


1)   After my mother got that call, I “borrowed” her car. (Because you can’t steal your mother’s car, can you?) I don’t really remember driving downtown, but I do remember...


2)   …getting past the bouncer at Dizzy’s (I mean, it’s his job to spot a fake ID, so that’s on him)…


​3)  …and then later, telling my mother the truth about the bar but lying about how I got in.

(A truth totally cancels out a lie, right?)


After all, what’s a little duplicity when finding Jamie Forta is the only thing that’s going to keep you from losing what’s left of your mind?


See? Junior year is off to a great start.

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