Goodreads Summary: 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.
This is the last book that I've read in my folder of Sarah Dessen books, and I. Love. It! Not just because of the cameo role of Dexter and Remy (This Lullaby)*oops, spoiler*, but because of the story. The story was really ingenious, remarkable and other praises that I might spell out. Just Listen talks about friendship, acceptance, dilemmas that may come to our lives and love. Annabel’s life is not perfect as it seems because she is a model and has a huge-exquisite-glass house. Her true life lies behind her glass house, her older sister became anorexic, her mother changed when their grandmother died and of course her own secrets that keeps haunting her everyday--the truth on the night, where she and her ex-best friend Sophie stopped being friends. I love her trait which she doesn’t give up on the obstacles that came on to her life and still manages to survive fine everyday. Of course Owen--the bad/music-lover/gorgeous boy who is the love interest of Annabel--made a huge part on the story to make it more spine-tingling and arousing. I love how their affection grows in the story and the roll music played. Owen helps Annabel to face her own secret and to put her downhill life back into pieces. The end of the story was really impressive and innovative.
Altogether I love the story and highly recommend this to those who doesn't know this book and who doesn't know the inventive author Sarah Dessen! :)