Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Just Listen
By Sarah Dessen

Paperback, 400 page
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 :)!

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  1. When I saw this book in the bookstore I literally grabbed it as this was the only Sarah Dessen book available. But I haven't read it still. Glad you like it. Hopefully I'll like it too 🙂

  2. I have heard a lot about Sarah Dessen's books so I have got to pick one up to read one of these days. Glad you like this one, maybe I will start here.

  3. Oooh–I like superfast and cozy! I haven't read anything by Dessen, but I've been seeing her books all over the place. Love the cover of this one–I think it might be different from the one I've been seeing around.

  4. I am a Dessen fan now. I liked Just Listen and my review has been long over due . Hope to finish it soon. I just love your blog and here's something waiting for YOU

  5. Wow — I've never seen that cover before! Definitely unique. This is my favorite of all of Dessen's books — and the one I most recommend. I just love it, too!

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