About The Book:
Written by Sarah Dessen Published Year 2006
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 book tackles alot of issues; communication barriers, peer pressure, isolation that alot of teens may have gone through at some point. Unlike other teen-oriented books (well those that I've read anyway), Just Listen is more on the serious note but it's still easy to read and entertaining as well esp with it's reference to music.