Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Casting for Confessions of an Angry Girl

I'm super excited today to be a part of the promotional tour for Confessions of an Angry Girl, and I have the pleasure of  welcoming author Louise Rozett to the blog to share with us her picks for the cast should the book ever make the leap to big or small screen. There's also a fabulous giveaway attached to this tour, so be sure and check out the bottom of the post for details, and thanks for visiting Supernatural Snark Louise!


There is nothing I like more than playing the casting game. Seriously. It is quite possibly my favorite pastime. And to be perfectly honest, I fancy myself a bit of an amateur casting agent. (I’m quite sure this drives real casting agents bonkers when they’re casting one of my plays.) Well, today is my chance to live the dream. For the duration of this post, I am going to pretend I’m as big time as casting greats Ellen Chenoweth and Sheila Jaffe and Juliet Taylor. Because here, right now, I am going to cast Confessions of an Angry Girl. Drum roll, please! (Nervous flutters in my stomach!
I feel like I’m actually about to put up a cast list in the hallway outside the drama department!)

The Dream Cast for Confessions of an Angry Girl

Rose Zarelli: Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Hugo)
I absolutely love Chloe. The first time I noticed her, in (500) Days of Summer, she stole a scene from Joseph Gordon Levitt. You know how hard that is to do? That guy is GOOD. But Chloe, who was probably around 10 or 11, was so funny and so surprising and so smart that I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

Jamie Forta: Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights; Soul Surfer)
Jeremy is (thus far) winning the informal like-or-repin contest I’ve got going on Pinterest. The board is called “Who Should Play Jamie Forta in Angry Girl?” My first choice would actually be Tim Riggins, but it’s sort of impossible to get a fictional character to show up on set and play someone else (and the actor who played Tim—Taylor Kitsch—is officially done playing high school guys at age 31). So I’d be thrilled to have Jeremy!

Angelo Martinez: Avan Jogia (Victorious)
Avan is actually the runner-up to play Jamie on the Pinterest board. But based on his work on Victorious, I actually think he would be a great Angelo. Angelo is my secret favorite—if I’d known Angelo in high school, I probably would have had a crush on him as well as on Jamie!

Tracy Gerren: Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)
Miranda would be great for budding fashionista Tracy. It also might be a fun change for her to play someone who’s not always so nice, after playing super-sweet Carly for the last five years.

Regina Deladdo: Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious)
Okay, yes, apparently I’m planning on stealing away half the cast of Victorious. But the big question here is, would Elizabeth be willing to dye her beautiful dark hair BLOND to play mean-girl Regina? (BTW, I didn’t name Regina after the Mean Girls character—not intentionally, anyway. Perhaps my subconscious was at work there...)

And also, how about this: Tony Oller (Gigantic; As the Bell Rings) as Robert, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek; Avatar) as Ms. Maso (wouldn’t she be perfect as the gorgeous health class teacher who all the boys love?), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air; The Departed) as Rose’s heartbroken and closed-off mother, and Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead; Love, Actually) as Rose’s dad in the flashbacks and dreams.

Okay. Sorry. I’ll stop now. It’s just...casting is SO MUCH FUN!

Who do you think would be great in Confessions of an Angry Girl? Post your answers on, or tweet me @Louiserozett. Happy casting!


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.


Thanks to the awesome ladies at Kismet Book Touring, I have a copy of Confessions of an Angry Girl to give away on the blog today!  By filling out the Rafflecopter form below, you will also be entered to win the grand prize pack above. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.

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Be sure and visit all the other stops on this tour for more giveaways and more chances to win the grand prize!

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


  1. I have been really wanting to read this! After reading the fab character casting I'm even more excited cause I think it gave me an even better idea of what to expect. I kind of love the cast of Victorious too...

  2. I have this on my kindle .... I'm planning to read this soon...

  3. I love this post!!! So.Much!!! I read tons of Casting Post, but this one stands out and I love the way Louise explained her choices!!

  4. I used to be an angry girl so this book is really something i want to read! Thanks for the fun casting call and giveaway.

  5. Umm....I don't know anyone from the list above BUT I'll definitely come back here once I've finished reading this book! heheee can't wait to meet all the characters :)

  6. I really, really want to read this! It's sounds like such an amazing read. Thanks so, so, so much for having this giveaway! :D xxx

  7. I haven't met any of the characters from the book yet, but I like the casting choices anyway! :D Chloe Moretz was great in Kick-Ass and, well, Jeremy Sumpter has a nice face. ;) Hah, I'll be back once I've read the book.

  8. wow thamks for this giveaway! ;)

  9. I don't know all the people you mentioned but I do like the idea of Miranda Cosgrove as Tracy-I think it would be a fun change!

    1. It's time, right? Let's see what else Miranda can do! I bet she'll surprise us...

  10. Haha I TOTALLY agree with all of these! I remember in Victorious Liz Gilles actually wore a blond wig and it actually looked pretty fitting on her O_O Although she was playing the clueless blonde instead of the mean blond. But I think that would be an awesome role for her to play and I can also kind of envision Avan as Angelo :D As a total Victorious fan and iCarly fan, I approve lol ;) Awesome post Louise and Jenny! :)

    1. Phew! Thx, Eileen -- it's important to get the approval of Angry Girl's #1 fan!

  11. What a great post!! I love reading dream casts and seeing how I think they match up :)

  12. Other than Chloe Moretz, I haven't heard of the others. She'd be a good choice to play Rose though.

  13. Wow. I have this book on my Kindle and am planning to read it soon! It looks good and you're cast is epic. Chloe Grace Mortez is a very good actress, she's going to be in the remake of Carrie, when I saw that I was like: :OOOO

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway, I mean this is superb. :D

  14. I love dream casts and I think this one is awesome! I'm on the fence about reading this book, but I think I'll give it a try - you've definitely convinced me, Jenny! Wonderful post! :D

  15. This one sounds SOOO good! I can't wait to read it!

  16. Nice casting choices. The book sounds good.

  17. I am reading some very positive things on this book and I am glad to hear that Rose isn't really as angry as you think. Some great picks for the cast that Jeremy Sumpter has dreamy eyes! Thanks for the giveaway! Enjoy the holiday, Jenny!

  18. Oh purty cast!!

    I'm not huge on contemps, but have been surprised lately. I like the sound of the characters in the book so I'm curious. :)

  19. Louise sure picked some great cast choices - of course, once I get to read her exciting new book I'll have an even clearer idea of the characters ... did I mention I CAN'T wait to read Confessions of An Angry Girl?! lol <3

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  20. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I've heard so much about this book and I can't wait to read it!

  21. Casting actors is so hard to do! I like that the author's choice is from a variety of actors from various tv shows.

  22. This truly does sound like a great read :)

  23. I love all those casted characters! I'm a mom with a 9 yr. old but even I swoon a bit when Beck (Avan Jogia) from Victorious comes onscreen (I know, it's pretty SAD.)But I think I like him better as Jamie:) I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading the next installment:)

  24. Oh my gosh, Jeremy Sumpter is scrumptious! I'm not sure about how I feel about Chloe Mortez, though. Thanks for sharing and the wonderful giveaway. :)

  25. Those are some awesome choices for the cast! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I would love to read this awesome book. Please enter me in contest.

  27. I've been wanting to read this book for the longest. Ever since I started seeing reviews and excerpts from it about a month ago. This is awesome, kinda jealous you already got to read it!

  28. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

    Casey Britton

  29. i really like the synopsis for angry girl. can't wait!!! :)


  30. This looks pretty good. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  31. I can't wait to read this one!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Can't wait to read this and awesome casting :)!

  33. Thank you for posting a casting post:) I find these really interesting:)

    Thank you:)

  34. Sounds like a great cast. I would love a chance to read this book.

  35. I love this book so much. I feel like this author has written my life, except that I did not lose a parent. I love Rose SO MUCH and cannot wait to see where book two will take her. Such fun, this one!

  36. Oh my god, I cant wait to get my hands on this book - it looks so good!!

    And yes, great idea on the casting - it sounds perfect.

  37. This is one of the most fun guest posts I've ever seen! I love when authors share who they would cast as the characters in their books (I like to see if it matches who I pictured in my mind). However, since I haven't read this book yet, now when I do I'm going to see all these people in my mind, haha.

  38. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading this one. :D

  39. I love reading who the author sees as the cast for all her characters. I'll be interested to see how I see the characters, and how they match up with hers, when I read the book : )

  40. Confessions of an Angry Girl sounds like a compelling read. I don't usually read much contemporary, but I've got to admit I'm curious because Rose just sounds relatable. I also love the cast-- not only for their acting skills but also because I actually know who they are! ;-)

  41. I want to read the book so much! I mean, in contemporary you get snarky girls, lonely girls, princess-ish girls, but angry? Definitely want it.

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  43. I swear, every time I see this cover I think it's a picture of my sister! Whoever this girl is she could be my sister's twin or something, it's kinda creepy. (I know you can't see her whole face but still!)

    I kinda want to read this book just because she looks like my sister...which has got to be the strangest reason to read a book ever lol.

    New GFC follower :]

  44. Your post is great to read. I was wondering if you want a giveaway?

  45. I believe you have an excellent second career as a casting agent! I still don't where your knowledge of all these people comes from, but excellent job. I just can't imagine Miranda Cosgrove as anything but sweet, but she started out as really mean on Drake and Josh. You probably wouldn't know this since you don't have kids, I know every episode by heart. She used to play really mean, evil jokes on her older brothers. And then play innocent to her parents who bought it.


  46. This book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  47. So, I'm guessing you like Nickelodeon?

  48. I'm looking forward to reading this book! (not an entry)

  49. My confession of the day is tha I can be an angry girl, too! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

  50. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. The casting post was awesome and what an amazing cast!!

  51. For the most part, I think this cast really works for the book! Especially Jeremy Sumpter. Mmm. Love him! ;)

    Great post and thanks for the giveaway! I absolutely loved, loved, loved this book!

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