CONFESSIONS OF AN ALMOST-GIRLFRIEND is the continuing story of Rose Zarelli trying to figure out who she is and where she fits in. High school is hard enough and Ms. Rozett adds in the complicated issues of bullying and abuse making Rose see and do things that she shouldn’t at her age. Yet Rose is no shrinking flower. She stands up for Conrad and his sister Regina and tries to figure out Jamie.
Jamie is a protector even if he does it in all the wrong ways. He knows that he isn’t right for Rose but that doesn’t stop him from encouraging her to break out of her shell and be the person she was meant to be not the one people expect. If only he could do the same. It will be interesting to see where their relationship will advance or not but Rose is anything but boring. CONFESSIONS OF AN ALMOST-GIRLFRIEND is a winding, complicated book that tackles several storylines but if you strip away everything, you will see that Rose has begun to find her niche. I look forward to seeing her grow.