Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Written by Ari at 11:23 AM
Do You Agree? 
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Pages: 400
Pub Date: February 28, 2008
Author Website/Blog: http://writergrl.livejournal.com/
Synopsis: When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend the popular and exciting Sophie she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. But then she meets Owen a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. With Owen's help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt?

This was most definitely my least favorite so far. The tie ins with her other novel "This Lullaby" were so obvious and annoying it hurt. It was like a really bad fanfiction. I just kept groaning through out the whole book. The beginning was slow and boring. It had way to much background information. The middle was ok... It was mostly just background information still, and it was really slow. A hundred pages=2 days (exaggeration) I was bored, it took me the longest ever to finish this book. It was definitely her worst work. I will never understand how people rave about this book. I hated it. I only liked a wee part of the story involving modeling. The ending was sweet, but it was still dull and over done. I am never reading this book again. Good by Just Listen.

6 Comments:

The Library Lurker said...

I'm sorry that you didn't like it :( I did, but I understand how it's not for everyone. You still did a great review!

Ari said...

Yeah.... Its okay, everyone has their own opinion and thanks! :)

Marie said...

I haven't read anything by her yet... I haven't decided which one to pick up first. Thanks for the honest review!

Ari said...

Your welcome :) Honesty is the best policy! Lol. I would stray from this one. Choose another one. Most of hers are good :) This was one dud out of many.

bReE said...

Are you crazy!!! This Lullaby was one of the most action packed books Ive read. I thought it was just enough suspense, background information, romance... IT WAS JUST GREAT!!!

Ari said...

No. I loved This Lullaby. if I said that I didnt in there it was an accident! Swear! This one I didnt like. I was saying that there was to much of This Lullaby in there. It didnt feel like that Just LIsten was its own book. More like a really bad companion book to This Lullaby.

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