Download Reader ☆ Just Listen ´ 371 pages

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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 There comes a time when the world gets uiet 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 sayingThis 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 itSarah 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 cliues surburban moms and a cute handsome love interest You could narrow it down to that but it's so much Sarah 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 upThere 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 thoughI wonder if Sarah's newest book is just as good as this one I might just have to check it outFind of my books on Instagram

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Just ListenDark 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 frien Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToocomUp 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 add problems 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

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Download Reader ☆ Just Listen ´ 371 pages Ý ❮KINDLE❯ ❅ Just Listen Author Sarah Dessen – 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 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 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 the books of hers I read the formulaic her writing becomesIt seems like every novel she writes follows this structure1 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 blahGagWhy 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 bookUPDATE 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 Anything She 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