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Just Listen

Dessen, Sarah

(Paperback - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Just Listen
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Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2008, c2006
ISBN: 9780142410974
0142410977
9780142410974
Branch Call Number: FIC D
Characteristics: 371, 15 p. ; 20 cm.

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Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.


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Aug 04, 2014
  • Sarahlinns rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

- This book gives you a whole another point of view on llove and music. Truly one of my favorites from Sarah Dessen

Jul 17, 2014
  • alexandratashos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is a novel centered around a teenage girl named Annabel Greene. Annabel is going through a lot in her life. Her older sister has an eating disorder and she has had a major falling out with her former best friend. On top of this, she isn't sure if she wants to continue modeling, something she has done her whole life. Annabel feels isolated and alone at school and at home. Then, she meets Owen Armstrong after she is visibly sick at school one day. Owen is not the kind of guy Annabel would typically be involved with. He Owen is not the kind of guy Annabel would typically be involved with. He is shy, introverted and attached to his I-Pod. Owen is the only one she has told the truth about the night where everything went wrong with her former best friend, Sophie. Owen helps Annabel find out who she really is, and realize that all she needs to do is 'Don't think or judge,just listen'.
This novel was very hard to put down. It was easy to get wrapped up into Annabel's world and empathize with her problems. I think a lot of teens will relate to Annabel's story because almost everyone goes through bullying, heartbreak and trying to find themselves. Just Listen was funny when it needed to be and serious at the heavier parts. Sarah Dessen does a great job at giving the reader a visual of what is going inside in Annabel's head and what she sees. Overall, Just Listen was a great book in my opinion and one of my all time favorites.

Jul 09, 2014
  • wantdirection rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

such a cute ending <3 dont want to spoil it!

This novel is truly amazing. The characters stick with you long after you're finished the book. It is my favorite Sarah Dessen novel!

Jun 28, 2014
  • FatimaShah96 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another Awesome Book by Sarah Dessen
makes u remember what it feels like to be a strong person.....

This is a wonderful book about falling-outs with your best friends, and learning to make new ones that other people wouldnt be friends with. Annabel and Owen`s instant connection had me falling out of my seat and onto the floor.

Apr 10, 2014
  • JahJah18 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book!! This book make you think about how strong you will be if this happens to you.

Mar 17, 2014
  • vithu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was so good and I like how Annabel and Owen are a couple yeah!!! Finally I've been waiting for that. I highly recommend this book guyz! (y)

All time favorite book, I highly recommend!!

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  • TinyOwl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • blue_dog_6655 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved it. Annabel finds her true self with the help of music and a boy named owen

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