Review: Confession of an Ugly Girl by Alice Wasser

Posted May 9th, 2016 in book review / 20 comments

Review: Confession of an Ugly Girl by Alice WasserConfessions of an Ugly Girl by Alice Wasser
Series: Ugly Girl #1
on June 17, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit, Adult
Pages: 308
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-stars
Heat: one-flame

Millie Glockenfeld will never fall in love.

She will never get engaged. She will never get married. She will never live in a house with a white picket fence and 2.4 children. And all for one very simple reason:

She is ugly.

Fortunately, one thing Millie has learned over the years is that she doesn't need a man. She's got a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crazy but lovable cat lady who lives downstairs from her. What more does a girl need in life?

But then one day Millie meets Sam Webber. He is adorably handsome and absolutely perfect (well, almost). And Sam thinks that Millie is beautiful.

Now there's a chance that Millie might get the happy ending she's always secretly wanted... if only she can learn to look in the mirror and see what Sam sees.

At A Glance

I liked the beginning but then I felt uncomfortable the rest of the time

The Good

I couldn’t help but find Confessions of an Ugly Girl a little fascinating in the beginning. The premise was great but it was so odd in a lot of ways too. I was intrigued to see where the hell this book was going even though it made me feel uncomfortable.

Sam was great. He’s smart, cute, and a quadriplegic. It was interesting learning about his disability and how he’s totally not bothered by it at all. He’s just so super cool. He was open to answering any questions Millie had. And I have to be honest, Sam was too good for Millie.

The Bad

Millie was so immature and offensive. She made me feel uncomfortable. At first I felt for her because she thought she was ugly and fat. She had major self-esteem issues and there were a lot self-deprecating comments and thoughts throughout the whole book. But her insides were a little ugly. Her reaction to Sam was outrageous. Here is one of her thoughts: “When he’s sitting in his wheelchair, fully dressed, he more or less looks like a normal guy in a wheelchair. But sitting there naked, his body completely exposed from his curled hands to his atrophied legs, he looked really crippled. I remember in grade school there were some kids in the special classes who had cerebral palsy, and I couldn’t help but think of that. I had to look away.” This was her reaction to his hands: “His hand slid against mine, but it didn’t really move. You’d better believe I yanked my hand back as fast as I could.” Can you believe this shit? Disgusting. Why would someone react that way? So ignorant.

The rest of the book was really slow and the ending was abrupt and stupid. I didn’t connect with any of the characters except for Sam, but even he was a little boring at times. It was like I was bored but I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know how this train wreck was going to end.

The Snuggly

There was actually a lot of sex but not detailed at all. Very basic and fast.

Final Thoughts

I couldn’t stand Millie and her inconsiderate thoughts and actions. Sam was a cool guy though. But the rest of the book was boring. Not recommended.


“Every time Valentine’s Day came around, I’d hold out the stupid hope that maybe there’d be some guy who had a secret crush on me and would buy me a rose to finally declare his love. Then the day would come, and of course, nobody bought me a rose, and I’d end up getting really depressed, looking at all the pretty girls in my homeroom with their roses.”  

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20 Responses to “Review: Confession of an Ugly Girl by Alice Wasser”

  1. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Yea… she’d have to grow up a lot for me to get into the book. Those parts about how ugly she was in the inside would really bug me. I do love that there is some diversity in Sam!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      So much diversity. She really was ugly on the inside though.

  2. melliane

    It’s difficult when it’s like that with the characters and the slow story too… I hope your next read will be better

  3. Kristin

    eeeesh! This sounds horrible. I can’t believe you actually stuck with it. This could have been so great if the MC wasn’t so “ugly” on the inside. :\

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    This sounds like a terrible read. It does say confessions of an ugly girl though so maybe it meant the way we take it that beauty comes from the inside. Sorry this one turned out so bad. Excellent review!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, she may have thought she was ugly on the outside, but it was her insides.

  5. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Hmm … honestly I think her initial reaction to seeing him naked sounds normal for someone who is inexperienced with someone in his position and probably a little shocked because she’s wasn’t expecting the difference. It isn’t PC, but I can understand it made her uncomfortable at first. Not saying she isn’t total twat, but I don’t see anything wrong with her first thought there. I still don’t feel like reading it though. lol

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      It wasn’t the first time she saw him naked. These were her thoughts constantly, about everything about him. At first I thought it was a normal reaction for people who aren’t use to his situation, but it was constant. Plus she made him feel bad about himself. At least hide your feelings better.

  6. Olivia Roach

    Uhm, no and no? I’m not reading this book at all. I mean yes, maybe that reaction is what people think without really thinking but… at the same time it’s really cruel to even word it that way in a book. My younger sister is disabled and limited to a wheelchair, but I’m sorry. I would simply take too much offense to even try this one.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I thought it was slightly normal thoughts for someone first getting use to someone in a wheelchair too, but if you read just half the things she thinks, she’s just ignorant and she constantly makes him feel bad about himself.

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