Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Review: Just Listen
By Sarah Dessen
Source Borrowed from a friend
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. (from Goodreads)
K, I couldn't even be bothered to write a synopsis for this one so you'll have to deal with the Goodreads one. I've only read one other Sarah Dessen and I wasn't impressed but I wanted to give her another shot so I borrowed this one from a friend. Well....it was better than the other one I read. I know that there are girls who will relate to the main protagonist, Annabel, and maybe she will even inspire or touch them and that's a good thing. But I am not, nor was I ever, EVER, even remotely like Annabel. So much so, that I just couldn't relate at all! I tried, I really did but this one just wasn't for me.
Well, as I mentioned above, I just could NOT relate to Annabel at all! It's not that I have to even relate to a character to enjoy the book, but when every thing they say, or do, or think, makes you want to punch them, it's not a good thing. Owen, was a breath of fresh air! I really did like this guy and that's probably the only reason I made it through the whole book. Rolly, Owens friend, was great. I enjoyed him most of all! As for all the rest of the characters...meh!
Would I recommend it?
No. I mean, I wouldn't NOT recommend it but you won't see me shouting praises for this one on every street corner.