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Just Listen
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen
To find the truth youve got to be willing to hear it.When shes modeling, Annabel is the picture of perfection.But her real life is far from perfect.Fortunately, shes got Owen. Hes intense, music-obsessed, and dedicated to always telling the truth.And most of all, hes determined to make Annabel happy. . .This is young adult fiction at its best. School Library JournalAlso by Sarah Dessen:Along for the RideDreamlandKeeping the MoonLock and KeyThe Moon and MoreSomeone Like YouThat SummerThis LullabyThe Truth About ForeverWhat Happened to Goodbye
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Sarah.C
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

Genre: young adult fiction
Date Started: October 22, 2019
Date Completed:
How did you choose this book: It was recommended to me by a friend
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved?

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jamie.sheDwarf
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen books are beyond the world. How can a book be so relatable, even when I haven't been in the situation? Her books are the perfect thing for a reading slump

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Jeannineth
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My weekend plans include #justlisten by Sarah Dresden. What‘s on your reading list?

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PagesByTheWater
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The story, the characters, the relationships are all very realistic and I can totally relate. It‘s one of my favorite Dessen books, and one of her best. Spoiler in the comments about some of my favorite parts of the book.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#recommendsday #DessenNewYear

PagesByTheWater I know I wasn‘t a fan of This Lullaby, but I was happy to see Dexter and Remy making an appearance with Truth Squad and the Potato Opus. 10mo
PagesByTheWater The two main characters from The Truth About Forever also make an appearance, although very briefly. I honestly forgotten their names (Will and Macy I think?). Well I‘ll find out soon enough. (edited) 10mo
PagesByTheWater I can relate to two characters in this book, Annabel and Whitney. I too have had problems with my sisters, both ignored and hassled because I‘m the middle child, and could understand Annabel‘s feelings about her sexual assault and Whitney‘s need to control something in her life. Again very relatable characters. 10mo
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PagesByTheWater
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#20thingsaboutme
I‘m terrible at tagging this so if you haven‘t done this yet, consider yourself tagged!
@LibrarianRyan

britt_brooke I love Panic! 💚 10mo
monalyisha COOKIE CREW 🍪 10mo
PagesByTheWater The best night is reading in the recliner, with the doggo snuggled by my hip, Fresh Market Crispie Chocolate Chip Cookies that pairs wonderfully with a Strongbow Gold Apple. 10mo
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PagesByTheWater
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

My favorite posts to see on Litsy are “I‘m only ______ pages/ through and I‘m hooked/love/engrossed/interested” about books.

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PagesByTheWater
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

I think one of the reasons I love this book, over the past few I read, is because the main character is a bit more relatable than That Summer, Dreamland, and Someone like you. The earlier 3 all had MC‘s that seemed to always be doing drugs and drinking, hating their families. Totally different from my teenage years. I didn‘t drink until 18 (legal age in PR), never did drugs, rarely partied, and am loyal to my family. #Dessennewyear #cantrelate

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PagesByTheWater
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

I‘ve honestly forgotten how much I loved this book. Only on Chapter 3 and I couldn‘t hold back just had to share some thoughts:
1. The dynamic of the sisters is 100% real. In her other books, the sibling dynamic seemed off, as if they lived together a year or two, instead of their whole lives.
2. My dad was also overrun by an estrogen household, so I can sympathize with Annabel‘s father.
#DessenNewYear #sisters

ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
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PagesByTheWater
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“But being nice wasn‘t as easy as it seemed, especially when the rest of the world could be so mean.”—Dessen, pg 12
#dessennewyear

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PagesByTheWater
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1. Just finished This Lullaby and starting Just Listen, both by Sarah Dessen
2. Hot Cocoa. I do actually love coffee and tea, but only lukewarm or cold.
3. Was most likely a blended frappe from the local cafe by my house, at least three weeks ago, if not longer. Caffeine makes me way too wired, so I drink it sparingly.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain I try not to go too overboard with the caffeine too, but I am just weak for chai. Thanks for joining in ☕😊 10mo
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Rudis
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#anewchapter #loveletters Because music is a wonderful kind of love letter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks True!!! 💗🎼 10mo
vkois88 Music is one of the BEST kinds of love letters ❤ 10mo
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taylorlelam
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Read this book in high school and loved it

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Laughterhp
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Book: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Author: Lisa Jewell
Movie: John Tucker Must Die
Food: Jam (strawberry)

#manicmonday #letterJ

JoScho 💚💚💚 1y
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RachLovesTV
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Like most of Dessen's heroines, Annabelle has been through some Serious Sh*t, and although her silence is frustrating at times, I don't blame her for retreating into herself and trying to pretend that she is Fine.

It might seem like stories like these aren't as relevant to my life as a 30-something, but sometimes we all need to be reminded that we are loved as we are, that those we love can be trusted, and that life will go on.

Laughterhp One of my favorite Sarah Dessen novels! 💕 1y
Bostonmomx2 Ooohhhh another Dessen I haven‘t read. I love her books! 1y
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Rudis
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#readingresolutions #shame The family in this novel struggles with different types and reasons for shame. It was also my first Dessen book & remains one of my favourites.

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BiblioTori
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

Sorry for blowing up everyone‘s feed today and falling so behind on this month‘s daily posts. I‘ve been dealing with the DMV and Human Resources, as well as going to a couple of appointments and having orientation at my new job. It‘s been crazy! I finally have some time to sit down and read some today, and I‘m planning on finishing up the #Zodiac series this week. Hopefully! ⭐️

Crazeedi Sounds like you need to kick back and de-stress! 2y
BiblioTori @Crazeedi I get to do that this weekend! I have some cleaning to get done in the next couple of days. Even though I work part time this weekend, I‘m going out with some friends from out of town for dinner and a movie and I‘m so ready for it!! 2y
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Chasing_Pages
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen
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My cuddly reading buddy! I love my #Luna kitten cuddles! 😻 #catsoflitsy

ju.ca.no Ooh cutie😍😍 2y
Texreader Hugs to Luna!! 2y
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daydreamin_star
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I have always loved Sarah Dessen's books but for some reason I hadn't yet read this one. After a new recommendation of it from a friend, I decided to give it a go and I am so glad I did. The book was such a treasure. I loved the characters and the story and topic was dealt with sensitively. I was truly sucked in and became incredibly addicted! I needed things to go okay for all the characters as I was emotionally invested.
(Full review on my blog)

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Christinak
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#emojinov
#nov📚📷
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I love books that feature #music and have #playlists and or #mixtapes

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MonikaS
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Thank you so much @writerlibrarian ! I can‘t wait to get started on the books you selected for me!! And OMG! Those hockey legends stamps!! Love them! ❤️And most of all these fingerless gloves! They will be used often!! I might have already used them 😂❤️ Thank You! #halloweengoespostal

Jas16 Omg! I need Bobby Orr stamps!! 2y
Texreader Oh those gloves!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
readinginthedark I love Sarah Dessen! 2y
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jfalkens
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen
Bailedbailed

Good writing and message but not my cup

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jfalkens
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Up next 😊 #bookjarpick

Cupofjo “Listen Linda!” 2y
Cupofjo @jfalkens sorry, nothing to do with the book, but it‘s the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the title!! (Look up listen Linda on You Tube.. it‘s cute and funny!) 2y
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jfalkens @Cupofjo ahhh it's cool 😊 I was just confused lol 2y
Wife I adore that video! 2y
Cupofjo @Wife 👍! It‘s so adorable!! 2y
Jinjer I haven‘t had much luck with the book jar. Everything it coughs up I‘m like “Eh...no.” 2y
jfalkens @Jinjer lol that's why I usually make my husband pick for me so I can't repick 😂😂 2y
jfalkens @Wife 😊😊 2y
BiblioTori This is such a good idea, why am I just now seeing this? 😂 2y
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kellyannprz
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I remember when I bought this book, I was still in middle school. Now, as I read it again, I noticed so many things I didn't notice during that time. I'm so satisfied that I decided to read it once more! The summary on the back, doesn't do the book justice; it's way more than that summary!

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Ash.on.the.line
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My only book with #listen in the title for #readathon unfortunately I don't listen to audio books because I just can't focus on them! I envy those that can! 😂

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Ash.on.the.line
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I haven't read a Sarah Dessen book since I was in high school maybe, but a younger friend of mine said this one was good so I'm diving in for her 😄 not sure I how I feel about it yet 🤔

Laughterhp This is one of my fav Sarah Dessen books. She's one of my favorite authors! 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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Christinak
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My 1st Dessen was Along For The Ride - quick, very entertaining & wrapped up in a bow at the end. BUT that bow is so beautiful on a wonderful glittery present. Immediately I went to the store & like the crazy book lady I am, I dug through the piles of books pushing kids outtatheway & found this. I also have been known to troll the D section of the library, blocking sassy tweens in their skinny jeans to get that copy 1st. #startswithJ #AndItsAugust

[DELETED] 206653737 😂that's awesome! She is a good writer. I have this on my TBR. 2y
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briski
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The only #startswithj book on my shelf! I loved Sarah Dessen as a teen. #anditsaugust

BookHoarder32 I love her now! #over30 2y
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Chibi
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#augustlibrary17 #booksacrossoceans. First time I've ever done these challenges so let's do this!!! This is my August #tbr and I know the reality is I probably won't even come close to reading this many but I am going to push hard this month. This also doesn't include my audiobooks I'll be listening too. 😻😻 if I read all these I'll be proud of myself. I average 6 a month so... it's possible *fingers crossed*

mellisarock Acomaf was so good! 😍❤️ 2y
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howlinglibraries
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I've read this one so many times and thankfully, it has held up over the years. ❤️ full review at howlinglibraries.com

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Librarybelle
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Dessen writes fun YA novels with a message. This is one I've read and enjoyed. #AmericanKids #JuneTunz

Cinfhen I generally avoid YA, but I know this author is popular ~ maybe one day! 2y
Librarybelle She would be a good one to try, @Cinfhen . She has a good writing style. 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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shelbyreads
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These are all my "have read" by Sarah Dessen! I plan to read more over the summer. Her books are great for quick summertime (or any time) reads! Have you read any of her books? #sarahdessen #bathandbodyworks

LauraBrook I've never read her before, but I plan on it at some point. I've been trying to find a copy in a used/thrift store and it's like a dang unicorn! 2y
shelbyreads @LauraBrook She's such a great author! I was able to find a few of her books at the Salvation Army for $3 or less😊 2y
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dauntlessbooky
Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

“That 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's no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.”

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bookish_world
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Last year I read my first Sarah Dessen book which was "Just listen" and I felt in love with it. The characters were incredible and the story line was exactly what I needed at that moment in my life. It has easily become one of my favourite books of 2016 and maybe one of my favourite books of all time.
Have you read it??
#justlisten #sarahdessen

MrBook Whoa!!! Great pic!!! 👌🏻 2y
bookish_world @MrBook thank you!😁 2y
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sprainedbrain
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#Characters2017 #JukeboxHero

Owen Armstrong is a music freak after my own heart... he loves to listen to, talk about, and force upon others all sorts of different music. 'Silence is so freaking loud!' 🎶 ❤️

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
Smangela I forgot about this book! Good choice 😍 2y
readinginthedark Yesssss! 2y
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thebookwormdiaries
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Hello everyone! 😀
I'm Rishi and today is my first time on Litsy. I am already loving the features and the layout of it. I'm so ready to find new reads and make new friends.
This book is my current read and I'm really hoping that it gets me out of the reading slump that I'm suffering in. 😅 This is my first Sarah Dessen, I've heard wonderful things about her books so, fingers crossed. 😁

#currentlyreading #bookworm #bibliophile #booknerd

RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2y
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thereadingcafe
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Probably my all time favourite book.

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Broookee03
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:)

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bookswithbec
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I need a Sarah Dessen summer read, but which one is the question🤔🤔🤔

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Purrfectpages
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I really enjoyed this book when I read it. It's also the first title that came to mind for #opposites. Those who've read it should understand. If you haven't, what are you waiting for? #riotgrams

[DELETED] 206653737 Just purchased the kindle version recently so it's in the TBR pile. 2y
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Deborah42
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A book about being true to yourself and listening to your own heart that (especially) teen girls should read.

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feminismandyoga
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I was impressed by the delicate way that this book handled the issue of rape. It concentrated on much of the aftermath, the reasons why women and girls hesitate to report and dealing with the combined emotional toll of both the act of rape itself and the way society treats women when it comes to sex and rape. I really appreciated the way it unfolded, even with everything resolving a little too neatly. Sometimes we need that in our reading too.

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Leetha_rose
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Just listen is a sweet tale about a girl whose life changes and she finds her footing through music. Dessen creates sweet, believable, troubled characters that you want to root for. Not my favorite of her work, but perfect for high schoolers or late middle school as well as a light beach read.

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Leetha_rose
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All the feels. 😍❤

Purrfectpages Loved this book! 3y
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Leetha_rose
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"So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story."

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Leetha_rose
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Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
MarriedtoMrT I loved Just Listen! 3y
Leetha_rose @MarriedtoMrT I'm enjoying it so far!!! :) 3y
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Leetha_rose
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"Go all out, or don't go at all."