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Half way trough this book, I realized that I was scared Scared because it took me back to the place in my mind which I don t have any dessire to go back ever again I used to have a friend like Sophie, I had a eating disorder when I was senior, there was owen who helped me to wake up but, he was just a friend It took me two years to recover completely and it was awful I used to stop eating when things in my life were out of my control and it gave me false sense of some kind od meaning, stability When everything else was out of my reach, my body was one thing I controled And don t for one second think that now I don t have moments when I feel tempted to slip back It follows you, always, and you have to fight with yourself all the time So, girls, read this book And don t be afraid to look for a help There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart So you d better learn the sound of it Otherwise you ll never understand what it s saying This was spectacular After the disappointment that was Saint Anything I wasn t motivated to try another Sarah Dessen novel for a while However I was looking for a nice summer read and Just Listen popped into my head Many of my friends told me that it was their favourite Dessen book mine is The Truth About Forever and I decided that it was time I read it.Sarah Dessen s books are always the same it s a typical American chick lit novel A pretty main character who pretends everything is perfect, high school cliques, surburban moms and a cute, handsome love interest You could narrow it down to that, but it s so muchSarah really managed to surprise me Behind the facade of the typical light summer read hides a thoughtful story Maybe that is because my expectations were so low, but I didn t think that I would love this book so much The only things I could criticise is the rather plain main character and her father A husband and father of three daughters shouldn t evade arguments He shouldn t run for cover when the talk turns to menstruation or buying tampons He should man up.There are a few things you should know before you go into this book It deals with difficult topics, such as depression, eating disorders and rape But in my opinion Sarah Dessen handled them extremely well and I am again surprised that she dared to bring so much heaviness and depth to this novel That is also what impressed me the most, though.I wonder if Sarah s newest book is just as good as this one I might just have to check it out.Findof my books on Instagram [Free Ebook] ⚕ Just Listen ☨ 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 StoreThis 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 ArmstrongTall, 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 if theres one thing i know for certain, its that i wish i had sarah dessen novels in my teens this book came out when i was in high school, so it makes me a little regretful that its taken me nearly a decade to read it there is just something about her stories that i know teenage me would have greatly valued this story in particular deals with a much heavier topic than im used to from SD, but im glad for it view spoiler rape and sexual assault hide spoiler Annabel Green lives in a glass house literally But even inside of the glass house that her father built, she realizes that it is easy to hide secrets It is easy to hide the fact that her mother has become a different person since her grandmother s death That her oldest sister has moved away, leaving a gaping hole in the family.It is easy to hide the fact that her other sister is suffering from an eating disorder that her parents choose to dismiss until it s almost too late Like her family, Annabel also has secrets to hide It is easy to cover up the reasons why her friends no longer talk to her But why is Annabel Green so keen on hiding from her friends and family She seems to have the perfect life great friends, a nice family, and a promising career as a model At least, she did until that night last summer The only person she seems to connect with any is another high school student who is a loner by choice Owen teaches Annabel that she needs to be honest with everyone including herself She has been ignoring the one voice she should have been listening to all along her own When it comes to music, other people s opinions, or Annabel s inner monologue, Owen s advice remains the same don t judgejust listen. 4.5 stars I really, really liked this book I definitely feel for Annabel and her family I loved how big a part music had in this story as well as friendship This book shows the importance of family and friends, speaking up for yourself, and of course listening to those around you This was my first Sarah Dessen book and I d definitely love to read another Just Listen now replaces This Lullaby as my favorite by Sarah Dessen and has earned a well deserved place among my favorite YAs of all time This is one of the most beautifully written novels I ve ever read and I m still a bit sniffling as I m writing this review The story is mainly about Annabel, who despite her beauty and popularity just wants to keep to herself and opts to hide her true feelings and problems being the youngest daughter of three girls in her family Seeing her parents already going through so much especially with her middle sister s illness, she decides to unburden her own family by burying in silence her deepest, darkest trouble and attempts to live her life by simply trying to forget until she becomes friends with Owen who could be quickly described as a teenage Hulk with constant earphones and a faithful servant of honesty and straightforwardness Together, Annabel and he are dubbed as Beauty and the Beast but I love that they both don t care, especially Owen who has this admirable, refreshing character and personality I learned quite a lot from him especially from his effective anger management techniques and his passionate perspective about music even if his choices are mostly eccentric This is one of those YA contemporaries that managed to hit so many targets in just one story It also managed to shoot me straight to the heart resulting to unavoidable waterworks even though there were so many times the characters and dialogues cracked me up too I love that the story is rich in themes especially on family, how it portrays both the dark and bright side of every family, how every individual member sometimes goes through something so dark but that is what family is for, to be there for you no matter what I also love the individual stories of Annabel and her sisters that put so much meaning and layers in the story contributing to this one whole meaningful theme that resonated throughout the novel I also admire the emphasis on the power of music, its ability to heal, to connect people and to make important memories linger.JUST LISTEN Two very short and simple words consisting of one simple sentence but these two words will now mean so muchto me and hopefully topeople out there as well because whether we admit it or not, a lot of people spendtime talking than really listening I take back my most recent comment on Ms Sarah Dessen s books because she has exceeded herself in this novel She has earned both my awe and respect for coming up with this beautiful piece that gripped, touched, inspired and most of all enlightened me and I would wholeheartedly recommend this to everyone. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.comUp until now, THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER has always been my favorite Sarah Dessen book Now that I ve read JUST LISTEN, however, I think there s a tie The characters of this latest release are so honestly real, their dialogue perfectly placed, that you can t help but be pulled into the life and times of Annabel Greene Of course everyone thinks that Annabel has the perfect life She s a model who has been in television commercials, in print ads, and in fashion shows at the local mall She s popular at school, even if it is mostly because she s best friends with Sophie, the high school girl who demands attention Her father is an architect who designed their house of glass her mother lives for Annabel s modeling she has two older sisters, Kirsten and Whitney, who are both former models themselves Under all of that perfection, of course, lies the real Annabel The one who suffered from something so horrible at the end of the last school year that she s lost not only her best friend, but her self respect Her family is so consumed with Whitney s eating disorder, with Kirsten s college life far away in New York, with keeping everything under control that Annabel doesn t tell them what s happened the things that are still happening every day she goes to school just dreading the day She doesn t want to addproblems to the mix in fact, she lies by omission, simply avoiding the truth rather than shattering her family s illusions But then Annabel meets Owen Armstrong, a boy she once watched punch out another student, then calmly walk away Owen keeps to himself, never seems to be without his iPod, and doesn t appear to need any friends But after he reaches out a hand to her, literally, after she s sick outside of school one day, a budding relationship of friendship begins to build between the guy who never lies, no matter what and the girl who lies to protect other s feelings, namely her own I loved JUST LISTEN Owen is a character that will immediately grab your interest, especially with lines like for me, not saying how I feel when I feel it is a bad move So I don t do it Look at it this way I might be saying you re fat, but at least I m not punching you in the face As for Annabel, the things she s holding inside are tearing her apart, and, in the end, it s the strength of her sisters that gets her to ask for help The characters of Kirsten and Whitney are complicated and complex, and I have to admit that there s a part near the end of the book in which the sisters come together that had me crying like a baby As for Annabel, it s not all about telling the truth, but about listening, not just to others, but mostly to that voice inside of her this is what happens when you try to run from the past It doesn t just catch up it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home. Am I the only person who is tired of Sarah Dessen I loved the first book of hers I read, Someone Like You, but unfortunately it seems like thebooks of hers I read, theformulaic her writing becomes.It seems like every novel she writes follows this structure 1 Girl with very uncommon name is unhappy about something in her life2 Girl with very uncommon name meets Boy with very uncommon name3 Girl and Boy decide to date4 Big major conflict in story happens that causes girl and boy to doubt each other, and they have a huge fight and then breakup5 In some versions of the story, the boy and the girl get back together, but in some they don t Either way, the relationship that occurred causes the girl to realize something really profound about herself, or her life, or blah blah blah.Gag Why is this author suggesting to our teenagers that they can t overcome the obstacles in life without a boy to help them through it And she s even a teacher in creative writing She s got to realize that by this point everything she writes is starting to sound the same I might be the only person who s not looking forward to her new book.UPDATE May 2015 I thought it was especially interesting, seeing as I had previously written this review, that I recently received what was purported to be a personal letter from Sarah Dessen Imagine my initial confusion Did she read my review and wants to reprimand me Is she distraught over its content Does she want to discuss how I arrived at my conclusions , which later turned to laughter as I realized that it was really an advertisement for her new book,Saint AnythingShe claims that the story means a lot to her, and that she hopes it will mean a lot to me too In this case, however, me simply refers to everyone this blanket book suggestion was sent to Such disappointment I have with today s marketing generalizationsUPDATE September 2017 If you liked this review, you may want to look at my review of Sarah s other book, That Summer, where I expand on the other things I think are missing from her worklike the fact that her protagonists don t seem to have any real personalitiesor friends This is going to sound stupid but I m hyperventilating writing this review I hardly ever buy books but I bought this one as a present for my sister she introduced me to Dessen and of course I just happened to read it too I ve read this book four times the most I ve re read any book and I know it inside and out, but I don t think know I won t be able to do it justice Here goes nothingFirst of all I could probably write a whole dissertation on Owen He s is just so AWESOME really that word doesn t even cover it, but I will refrain about talking about him too much keyword try Annabel Greene is your typical beautiful middle class girl but we all know that the surface isn t always what it seems She is hiding a terrible secret that she won t even admit to even herself It only takes one night to change everything Everything from Annabel s relationships to the description of the glass house is pitch perfect The storyline hits so many things Eating disorders, modeling, music huge in this story , anger, high school dynamics, family relationships, and so many other relevant topics but it never feels like it s being stuffed It s told with the right amount of realism and the pacing is right on The one thing among many others that struck me the most was Owen s policy of always saying the truth After reading this I always feel a littleconscious of what exactly I m saying.Everytime I read this book I still laugh at the same parts, still anticipate certain scenes, and still cringe at the heavy moments Annabel comes to know that she really was never alone as she felt because in reality she was always only a hand reach away from people that are willing to just listen.When this song plays I always remember this book.