No More Confessions (Confessions #3)
Release Date: 01/25/15
Summary from Goodreads:
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 realizes she isn’t the only one who needs help. The thing is, Jamie doesn’t see it that way—and that could cost them both 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 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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ReviewI felt like this book was a lot different than the first book, in some ways good, in others, bad. Rose has definitely changed a lot since the first book. I feel like her personality sort of did a 180, which was good and bad. She no longer obsessed completely over her dad's death, however she began obsessing over more trivial things that she swore in the first book she wouldn't, like sex. I think that really just shows the development and change everyone goes through in high school and the rest of their life.
I really enjoyed the social themes displayed throughout this book, from feminism to alcoholism and PTSD and mental health. Louise Rozett did a great job of expressing these issues, the impact they have on those who are affected by it and those around them, and the changes that are needed throughout life.
I feel like Rose grew in this book, yet at the same time digressed. She became obsessed with singing and Jamie, which I can understand, however I feel like it diverged from where the first two books were.
In the first two books, Rose is focusing on PSAT and the chapters begin with vocab words as well as her commentary. I loved how the chapters started off like that. It showed her commitment to school and her way of staying connected with her father. In this book, there is next to no mention of academics at all, which really disappointed me. I was looking forward to hearing her talk about the PSAT and SAT as well as how her love of vocab that stemmed from her father finally came to use.
I am not sure if this is the final book of the series like the name suggests, but it worked as a final book. I think the ending wrapped things about well and left the reader with just enough. Things did not go quite how I expected them to go in this book, but overall I was satisfied with it.
My Rating: 3.75 Stars
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About the AuthorLouise 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 Freamon from THE WIRE, of course) in sunny Los Angeles, and pines for New York City. Visit www.Louiserozett.com for more info.
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