Today, I have a special guest. Please help me welcome Louise Rozett, author of Confessions of an Angry Girl She’s here today to share a scene from Jamie’s POV as part of her Kismet Blog Tour, and we’re celebrating her book’s birthday!

Freshman Rose Zarelli has rage issues.

First of all, her father lost his job, took work as a contractor in Iraq…and never came home.

Second, she likes the wrong guy and his super-intense, scary cheerleader girlfriend is now her nemesis.

Third, her fashionista best friend, Tracy, is suddenly infinitely cooler than she is—and talking about losing her virginity. (What?!)

Rose is ahead when it comes to studying for the PSAT, but she’s so far behind socially that she might as well be moving backward. She needs Tracy’s help choosing the right clothes, she likes all the wrong extracurricular activities, and she can’t even make a decision about which photo of her father to put on the memorial website she’s making (and hiding from her adolescent-shrink mother).

With her brother away at college and her mother always locked in her office with her messed-up teen patients, Rose struggles to get through each day without inflicting bodily harm on anyone.

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by Louise Rozett

The taciturn Jamie Forta, a junior, reflects on freshman Rose Zarelli one morning during study hall as she not-so-subtly watches him drawing on the back cover of his notebook…

I could use a smoke. I quit, though.

Still hungry. I shouldn’ta given that bagel to Angelo.

Something’s not right with the way I’m drawing this house. Ms. Botero is trying to teach me perspective. I can’t do it yet. But I see how it’s supposed to work.

Rose Zarelli got assigned to my study-hall table a few days ago. Weird. What are the chances.

I know three things about Rose: She’s a freshman. I played hockey with her brother before I got kicked off the team. Her dad’s dead.

And she’s watching me draw.

So, four things.

Damn. This pencil sucks.

Rose doesn’t know that I know she’s watching. She’s sorta studying a biology book. But I can feel her eyes. Sometimes she’s looking at the drawing. Sometimes at my hands. Sometimes at my face. I feel like I shouldn’t look at her, like it would freak her out. But you kinda gotta look when someone’s staring at you. You can’t help it.

Big blue eyes. Brown hair. Smart. You can tell—she probably likes school.

Why is she wearing a sweater? It’s like 90 degrees in here.

Maybe that’s why her face keeps going all red.

Oh. She’s blushing.

That’s what’s happening there.

She’s shy.

I keep looking at her as she gets redder. I won’t smile. She might think I’m laughing at her. That’s the last thing she needs.

“That’s a really nice picture,” she sort of whispers, like she has a sore throat or something.

I look at the drawing. It could be nice, if I could do perspective. And if my pencil wasn’t shot. I should carry one of those sharpener things.

I gotta get some coffee before the bell rings or I’ll fall asleep in second period.

“You should be studying,” I say to her, though girls like Rose study way more than they need to.

I wonder if she knows I’m teasing.

Maybe I’ll tell her later.

Those big blue eyes watch me as I stand up and get some money out of my pocket.

I can still feel them on me as I walk away.

About the author:  Louise Rozett is an author, a playwright, and a recovering performer. She is making her YA debut with Confessions of an Angry Girl, published by Harlequin Teen, due out on 8/28/12. She lives with her cool boyfriend Alex and awesome dog Lester in one of the world’s greatest literary meccas, Brooklyn. Visit for more info.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Happy book birthday Louise! Thank you for stopping by today and sharing that scene, I love Jamie even more now!   Readers, enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of Confessions of an Angry Girl for yourself, and a chance at the grand prize!


Contest details: Each tour host is giving away a copy of Confessions of an Angry Girl to one lucky winner.  The winner of the grand prize pack will be chosen from among all the entries from all of the tour stops! See the tour stop list below to follow the tour for more chances to win!

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Follow the Tour!
Monday, August 27th – Pure Imagination
Tuesday, August 28th Book Birthday – Book and a Latte
Wednesday, August 29th – Emilie’s Book World
Friday, August 31th – The Book Cellar

Monday, September 3rd – Supernatural Snark
Wednesday, September 5th – Harlequin Tour Stop
Friday, September 7th – Fictional Distraction

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35 Responses to Blog Tour: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

  1. Ooo, this sounds like a good book to me. I’ve been looking for more good YA fiction.
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  2. Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea
    Twitter: alouetteuette

    This one sounds like such a great story! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  3. fakesteph
    Twitter: fakesteph

    Dude… I totally want to know more about this guy. Please tell me that he is the love interest. 🙂
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  4. beckie @ becca's book bug
    Twitter: beccaxx03

    Wow!!!!! Seeing this scene from Jamie’s point of view!!I love it! It’s great to get an insight into his mind, maybe more of this in the next book? fingers crossed? hehe

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  5. Lili
    Twitter: LiliReflects

    This book has been on my TBR list for a while! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  6. Kim
    Twitter: k_niewiadomski

    Thanks for the giveaway! I read good reviews about the book.
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  7. I thought this was a wonderful book! It sounded weird in the synopsis and the girl sounded just too irritating, but I ended up really liking it.

    Great post!
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  8. miriam says:

    The book sounds pretty good.I will put it in my to be read pile

  9. anne says:

    thanks for this great giveaway.

  10. Ellen
    Twitter: alwaysyaatheart

    I really liked this book. Nice to see a POV from Jamie. I hope we get to see more of Rose and Jamie together in the next book. Great tour stop.
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  11. Doodle says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. This book sounds amazing!
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  12. Sophia says:

    I’ve heard a lot of fabulous things about this book! I’ve been seeing great reviews around. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! <3
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  13. kimbacaffeinate
    Twitter: kimbacaffeinate

    Great scene, this book is on my wish list.
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  14. Sudha says:

    #51 & …2! Yes! Want this win!

  15. bn100 says:

    I enjoyed the post.

  16. Melissa's Midnight Musings
    Twitter: MidnightOrchid

    I’ve heard some awesome things about this book and really want to read it. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.
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  17. Naomi H says:

    This is a very popular book ATM!! Thanx for sharing it with us today! Nice POV too.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  18. Sabria says:

    I’m super excited to read this!! Hope I win 🙂

  19. Christina K. says:

    That is an awesome excerpt – it’s so great to see what characters are like to other characters:)

    Thank you:)

  20. Erin D.
    Twitter: Erindubrock

    Ive heard some good things about this book. I’m excited to read this.

  21. Lexi Edwards says:

    Loved the excerpt! This book sounds awesome

  22. Carla Pullum says:

    Love my daughters to read this book!

  23. alicia marie says:

    I have read a lot of good reviews about this book! I definitely need to read it : )

  24. This is a book I definitely must read! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  25. Heidi says:

    I love this little piece, makes me want to know more about both characters and I love the stream of conscious format! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  26. Gaby says:

    This truly does sound like a very good read 🙂

  27. Thank you for being a part of this tour, and sharing the news about Louise’s terrific sounding new book!! I am really excited to get to read it <3

  28. Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
    Twitter: MaisoonMM

    Hi! Is the give-away restricted to the US and Canada? Can we Middle-East-dwellers enter too?

  29. Liza Wiemer
    Twitter: LizaWiemer

    Really loved the excerpt. Looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  30. hrose2931 says:

    Love that excerpt! I really want to read this book. I think I like this guy already!

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  31. Hwa Sun says:

    This makes me want to read Confessions of an Angry Girl even more 🙂
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  33. Chris says:

    Toxins are a leading cause of the disappointment.
    A toxin-full body clings to fat shops – saving this possible stamina to fight impurities.
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