Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Listen

This Sarah Dessen title has been on my radar forever, since so many bloggers really enjoyed it. I read it in 2 days or so, I was completely engrossed in Annabel's story.

It's the story of the girl who has everything. Except that she doesn't. I loved that an engaging author covered this topic - it's so easy to assume that people like Annabel really do have everything. And comforting to discover that everyone has more-or-less the same problems and concerns when growing up. The idea of the book applies to adults too - just because people don't talk about their problems doesn't mean they don't have any...

Blogging has made me discover a whole new genre, young adult books. I am so glad that I started reading these, sometimes a reminder of those early life lessons is a good thing. :-)

Challenges: A-Z Challenge

5 comments:

Charley said...

Have you read Dreamland? That's my only Sarah Dessen experience, and I was so absorbed in the story that I read it in one sitting.

Nymeth said...

I'm hoping to read this soon. I hope I enjoy it as much as you did!

Trish said...

I love the cover of your edition! I just picked up my first Dressen book--This Lullaby. I've heard that Just Listen is one of her bests, though.

joanna said...

Charley - no, I haven't but I will now! :-)

Nymeth - you'd like it!

Trish - I've never heard of that one, looking forward to your thoughts on it!

Thoughts of Joy said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this Joanna. I never paid any attention to YA books until I saw them in the blogosphere as well.