Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday of review: Just listen by Sarah Dessen

Hi everyone!!! :)

So today I want to share with you my review of this book

Just Listen

 Don't judge. Just listen.

What is this about?

Annabelle is a girl who seems to have everything. She is pretty, intelligent and she seems to have a perfect family and a perfect life. But this is not true in about a year Annabel world is going to be upside down, nothing is perfect and everybody seems to hate her.

What I liked:

From the beginning I felt the book it was going to be a good one and I WASN'T wrong! :D

It was different from the other books I had read at that moment. The tone, the style, the way she explained everything was very appealing.

I liked Sarah Dessen talked about obsessive compulsive disorder. It's a subject which happens every day and this is the first book I read which talks about and I read a looot! Also, I like the way she treats this problem, how the person who is suffering reacts and how the family is affected by it.

Besides, I loved the book was deep and entertaining which meant I basically couldn't put it down.  I read it in 3 days although the book is quick thick and I'm a slow reader.

The whole story is well-done and everything is plausible.

The book made me feel things. I cried and I laughed. Plus, it made me think about the stuff the characters have to go through.

What I didn't like:

I'd enjoy more if the main character was my age because I can't remember how it felt when you live with your parents and you have to go to high school.

She told the story in flashbacks, but there are so many that sometimes I didn't know if what I was reading was happening in the present or in the past. I think she abused of that a little bit. I liked them, but sometimes it was a bit confusing.

The characters:

Owen: I really loved Owen. I think he is like a psychologist for Annabelle. I believe it's much easier for him to help her than everybody else since he has going through bad experiences too and he's learning from his mistakes. I like Owen because he's honest.

Emily: I think Emily is a great character. At the beginning, I thought she was plain and simple, but in the end she was one of the best characters.

Overall: I really enjoyed the book very much. I got into the story very quickly and you can easily read it in 3 days. I loved it and I highly recommend it :)

Well, these are my thoughts, but what are yours? Have you read the book? Did you like it? Do you agree with me? Let me know in the comments! :)


  1. Yay! I'm glad you liked this book as well! I didn't mind the flashback but it's something to get used to in Dessen's books. And duh of course Owen has to be mentioned! <3

    Wonderful review, Leela! ^^

    1. Hahahahaha Obvioysly Owen was key to understand the story ;)