Annabel Greene appears to live a perfect life. Admired by many girls due to her model status, she shows confidence and promise on the outside. However, there is more to her life than meets the eye. She struggles with a shattered friendship with her friend Sophie, her sister, Whitney, battles an eating disorder, and Annabel is not entirely sure if she even wants to continue modeling. Her world is chaos until she meets Owen, a completely honest, music obsessed boy who opens her eyes to how sharing the truth can have positive impacts on a person. She begins to share more of her secrets; however, there is one she cannot bear to share. What happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
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Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is a well-written YA novel which tackles many issues experienced by teens such as eating disorders, dating, and drama among friends. The story was entertaining, but I am not sure it is one I would reread in the future. I recommend Just Listen to teens looking for a summer read with sprinkles of romance and lots of drama.
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