Just Listen

Topics: Sarah Dessen, Lie, Talk radio Pages: 2 (446 words) Published: June 3, 2012
Just Listen by: Sarah Dessen

The book just listen is about a girl named Annabel Greene. People think she has everything because she is a model and lives in a glass house. But, what people don’t know is that Annabel Greene is definitely far from perfect. After Annabel’s two older sisters Whitney and Kirsten moved in together, there ended up being a lot of arguing. Later Annabel found out that all the arguing was because her sister Whitney was battling a serious eating disorder. Now her sister had to move back into the house temporarily to make sure that she spends less time working out and eating more. But, the situation only got worse. When Annabel found Whitney lying on the bathroom floor, they had to rush her to the hospital immediately. The good news was that she was going to be ok.

Aside from her sister’s eating disorder, Annabel had other problems. For example, problem number one, Annabel’s best friend Sophie became her worst enemy. Problem number two, Annabel’s other best friend Clarke hated her, and problem number three her friend Emily won’t even speak to her. This all because of the little incidents that happened day by day last summer. Now, when Annabel needed someone to talk to there was no one there to talk to. The only person there was Owen. But, Annabel had never talked to him because he always had his I pod on. Annabel did start talking to Owen after what was an almost fight between her and Sophie. Owen had helped Annabel up and then gave her a ride home because as usual, Whitney was out running errands for her mom and recovering group. In that car Annabel learned what Owen was really like and what he actually listened to. As it turned out he didn’t listen to rock or pop as she expected. Owen was different; he listened to sounds like chirping, or squealing. Annabel also learned that he had a little sister who looked up to Annabel. She learned that his friend Rolly liked Annabel’s ex best friend Clarke. With meeting Owen...
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