Just Listen

Just Listen

Check price

This solution has helped 439 people

Just Listen is a book by It tells the story of Annabel from a girl who has everything to a girl who has nothing. Her best friend dumped her, and her sister is anorexic. She feels unwanted. Her life starts to change when she meets a tall, dark and music lover Owen Armstrong.
read now
Amazon (Hard Copy) | Check price

This solution is ranked

What the community says about Just Listen

  • Sun Kong
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "While it isn't the best book I've ever read that doesn't stop it from being excellently written, executed and just endearing. It follows the skeleton you'd expect and there are some twists you may see coming, but I fear that's with the genre itself by this point."
  • Thomas Jensen
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "At first I was uncomfortable with Annabelle and how she handled everything in her life. Then Owen made things come together. This book carries with it so many valuable lessons. Intense and sweet. A tough combo to pull off, but Sarah Dessen has done it. And then some."
  • Muhammad Chauhan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    ""Just Listen" portrays eating disorders in a realistic and thoughtful manner. I would not say that this is one of the primary themes of the book, though, as it is not actually the main character who has an eating disorder, but rather, a close family member of hers. I cannot really think of any books off the top of my head that deal with these types of issues, though I'm sure they do exist, so I would have to give this a solid recommendation as a well-written book that also covers eating disorders in a way that the audience can relate to."
  • Debra Guerrero
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Sarah Dessen is truely a great story teller! I really loved this book even though it is for young adults. You really get involved with the characters become one with them. Brings me back to my teenage years, falling in love for the first time and experiencing pain that no young person needs at that time in their lives. Great book."
  • Andrea Piña
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a nice and warm romance novel. The air changes when she meets Owen and it just gets warmer from there."
  • Allen Ye
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This novel is very sad and not at all uplifting. I'm not personally a fan of sad novels but for those of you who are, this is a read for you."
    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "You don't even have to be a teen to love this book. But it definitely speaks to the teenage heart. "
  • Mildred Wagner
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This is an interesting coming-of-age novel, but I don't know if I would compare it to some of the classics. It was certainly an entertaining read, and if you know a young girl who's looking for something to keep her entertained for a few days, you might try this. It was a little short for my tastes, but that's not always a bad thing."
  • There are no comments yet!

  • Justin Chapman
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is such a great young adult novel with lots of great turns that we've all been through as teenagers as Annabel discovers herself. The pace of the story is very easy and the characters are deep and developed."
  • Michelle Young
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Just Listen is an easy read for those enjoying teen girl lore. Sadly, the topics are depressing and touch on the oppression of women and girls...meaning rape and anorexia. The love aspect is a bit tiresome, expected in this genre, though a coming of age and young woman blazing her own trail without needing a male partner would have been more refreshing. "
  • Diana Howell
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a good match to this topic. It has good stories and good reviews so I recommend."
  • Kathleen Vasquez
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Such a great book! A mystery and a coming of age story. Gripping, entertaining and so different from the normal fiction churned out. Any lady can relate. "
  • Sean Lewis
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I thought that Just Listen was entertaining and smart. This book seemed to captured all the little crises that a young girl goes through. To a young adult, this book will really speak their language and read almost like a diary. I imagine that it could be seen as a must-read to a teenager. To an older person, I found some of the events comical, horrifying, and educational in equal measure. No matter what age you are, you will enjoy reading this book."
    Jennifer Carter
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Although it took a while to get to the main plot of the story, it was well written and emotional because it deals with serious topics that teens are facing today. The way it handled serious issues was careful and deliberate."
  • Kai Long
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book deals with some serious themes. I felt they handled it all well. The story really spoke to me. I felt that the book was very relateable."
  • Pranav Chattopadhyay
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Just Listen was actually surprisingly very well done. It's a powerful story about coming of age and seeing experiences through the lives of other people. It's very adaptive in telling a coherent story and I'm thoroughly impressed by it. Ever thought about how many white lies you tell in a day? This book does. Ever keep terrible dark secrets you don't want anyone to ever find out? This book does. Highly recommend!"
  • Eric Jiang
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This books is definitely aimed at younger readers though I thought the premise of the plot was pretty good. The main character definitely has a lot of flaws in her personality which makes her more relatable to teenage readers. I would most definitely recommend this novel for some light reading over the summer months."
  • There are no comments yet!

  • José Guadalupe Hurtado
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Teen coming of age book. Teen girl struggles following trauma. Where Annabel meets Owen Armstrong a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. and how he changes her life."
  • There are no comments yet!

  • Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "it looks like annabel was not pleased with her way of life .being an feeling unwanted doesn't make her loose everything and useless "
  • Austin Perez
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "As far as young adult tripe goes, this book's OK. I make a point of reading all the books my children read, because I'm always scared of pedophiles grooming them. That is, we learned a hard lesson with the books their uncle gave them, may he rot in prison forever. Just Listen seems pretty tame by most standards. I'm OK with my daughter falling in love with a musician, though not so keen on the agenda of pushing that women can only be sex objects (modeling). Still, at least it's not Twilight."

This action requires you to be logged in

Quickly sign in with your social media account:

What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!


Now that you’ve found a solution...

Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!

Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.