Just Listen - A Playlist +GIVEAWAY

Between now and June, contemporary readers all over the world are prepping for Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's upcoming lucky number 13. That's right, she's written THIRTEEN books! Wow! So to get ready, many of us are reading her back catalog and the Ravenous Readers re-visited one of the most beloved Dessen reads - Just Listen.

As you can imagine, music plays quite a role in the overall story arc and 2006 was a phenomenal music year. So we put two and two together to create a playlist of songs from 2006 that walk you through the plot!

Just Listen
by Sarah Dessen
Published: April 6th 2006
Publisher: Speak
Source: Publisher (we <3 being a PRHPartner)

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.

May 8 – YA Bibliophile
May 9 – Xingsings
May 11 – Dazzled by Books
May 8 – Bookmark Lit
May 8 – Dazzled by Books
May 10 – Peace Love Books
May 10 – Don’t Fold the Page
May 11 – Arctic Books
May 10 – Live Love Read
May 12 – Reader’s Candy


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  1. Oh, I love these songs! They give me such a throwback!!

  2. Love the playlist. I really enjoy books that have them so I can play while I read. Recently I even read one that at the beginning of each chapter you pushed the song button and it would play on Spotify.

  3. Would you believe I've never read a Sarah Dessen book?!? I've heard good things, but just haven't read anything yet. Too many books... and all that. Thanks for hosting! :)

  4. Perfect blog post for you! Perfect playlist for the book too.

  5. This was one of my favorites! :)

  6. I'm new to her books. This would be a great way to start.

  7. I love Sarah Dessen's books! Just Listen was my favorite until Saint Anything came out. The Just Listen playlist you made is spot on!

  8. I only have 2 Dessen books. Only read 1. So I'm very new to her. I would love her others and get to know her more as an author. Love stories usually aren't my thing but I'm getting more into contemporaries so it'd be interesting to give her type a try.

  9. I can't wait for this book! I love her writing so much :)


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