Just Listen - Sarah Dessen

Sunday, April 13, 2008
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.

I really enjoyed this novel, Sarah Dessen is such a good role-model for teens and tweens. Most of her books are about acceptance and loving what's real, which is exactly what this book is about.

I fell in love with Owen, he was such a sweetheart and I loved that he wasn't the perfect guy, but the perfect one for her. The way he talked her her and healed her heart was just adorable and when she's finally learning the lesson she was supposed to, you just want to jump for joy and be a part in the party.