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For Rose Zarelli, freshman year was about controlling her rage. Sophomore year was about finding her voice. With all that behind her, junior year should be a breeze, right? Nope. When a horrific video surfaces, Rose needs the one person she wants to be done with, the person who has broken her heart twice - Jamie Forta. But as the intensity between them heats up, Rose realises she isn't the only one who needs help. the thing is, Jamie doesn't see it that way - and that could cost them everything.
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 n. (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?
Well, gosh darn, wasn't that something. I've not hidden the fact that I've adored this series, and things didn't change in No More Confessions.
Rose has definitely sorted her life out a whole lot more than the previous two books, until a video surfaces that wrecks her carefully crafted Junior Rose. And what a video. I was actually shocked when I read what the video actually was, from the description I knew it was going to be bad, but man, no one should have to see that.
Rose has really matured through the series, she's got her own thing, a style and image, a guy in her life and steady friendships. It's nice to Rose see with her sh*t together, she's a lot more positive about everything, her relationship with her mother is considerably better than in Confessions of an Angry Girl. I like to think that my mum and I have a really great relationship, so I it bemuses me when girls in YA barely communicate with their parents. I really like that their relationship has developed over time, sure it's not perfect but it's making progress.
Now let's talk about Jamie. Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. Self-destruct is definitely something that Jamie understands, and I'm glad that Rose stopped burying her head in the sand and accepted that Jamie has a problem. A pretty serious problem. And it was about damn time!
One of the things that I love about Louise Rozett's writing is that you think that you know where things are going, you're settled and comfortable, but then WHAM she slaps you with something totally unexpected! It happens a couple times in No More Confessions, and one of those times I just had to take a moment. My brother was actually concerned that something awful had happened to me, so I guess my shock was pretty verbal.
I read the series over four days, and now after finishing the three books I feel lost. I want another book! I hope Louise Rozett comes out with another book in the series because I would DEFINITELY read it!
Have you read the Confessions series? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
About The Author
Lousie Rozett is an author, a playwright, and a recovering performer. She made her YA debut with Confessions of an Angry Girl, followed by Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend, both published by HarlequinTEEN. The next book in the series, No More Confessions, is due out January 2015. She lives with her 120-pound Bernese Mountain dog Lester (named after Lester Freeman from THE WIRE, of course) in sunny Los Angeles, and pines for New York City.
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'No More Confessions' by Lousie Rozett
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