Original title: Just Listen
I give this book 5 stars out of 5 possible.
Annabel had everything. Now she’s got nothing. Except a “best friend” that is not talking to her and spreading romours about her. A family that’s falling apart. And a silent guy who is sitting next to her at the lunch breakes. And a lot of secrets. Just because of what happened one night.
I read The Truth About Forever about Sarah Dessen in Swedish not too long ago (Mitt Perfekta liv) and I loved it! You can find the review here. So I decided to read more books by Sarah Dessen.
I read the synopsis of Just Listen and thought that I probably would like this book. I was right. This book reminds me a lot of The Truth About Forever, even though it didn’t. It’s about finding yourself, tell the truth, to trust and to listen.
I thought that this book was a little slow in the start, you got to know things that had happened, I wanted the story to start. But the story had already started, you couldn’t be without the memories, you had to know what had happend to understand why Annabel did what she did – why she felt how she did. Once I got into the book, I really enjoyed it. I liked that you one second were with Annabel now and the next in the past. The longer in the book you came, the more you got to be in the now.
I love how Sarah Dessen created her characters. Everyone are different and no one is perfect. You have to make the best out of a situation. You have to appreciate what you’ve got. I loved Owen and his music. I’m a musician myself and I really like that music has a big part in this book.
Read this book! If you’ve read The Truth About Forever and liked – I’m sure you’re going to like Just Listen.