Published on July 5th 2007
Amazon.com Book Description,
Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything”—at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf ’s Department Store.This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling.With Owen’s help,maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
In this multi-layered, impossible-to-put-down book, Sarah Dessen tells the story of a year in the life of a family coming to terms with the imperfections beneath its perfect facade.
Annabel Green was one of those girls who had everything, model looks, great family, cool friends; but then all that is just from the outside, just as the glass house she lives in, from outside it is just perfect but really no one bothers to know the inside. Annabel’s likes to keep to herself her views, her thoughts so as to not hurt anyone with the bitter truth. Everything really starts changing fer her, when her grandmother dies suddenly and her mother starts going downhill. She really can’t bear the sadness and puts up with the modeling, which is her mothers favorite hobby. She has 2 elder sisters, who would not to talk to each other and one of them has an eating disorder, which her family ignores, until it is too late.
Well, Annabel has a good friends following, until one night everything changes. She feels it safer to hide from them, than confront them. She, now is only friends with Owen who is a loner by choice! Owen is the only bright spot of her school life and her whole day in it’s entirety.
When it comes to music or Annabel’s inner monologue, Owen’s advice remains the same:
don’t judge…just listen.
Actually a super fast and cosy read!
Grab it now :)!