Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Annabel Greene is the girl who has everything. At least, that's what she portrays in her modeling shoots. But Annabel's life is far from perfect. Her friendship with Sophie ended bitterly, and her older sister's eating disorder is weighing down the entire family. Isolated and ostracized at school and at home, Annabel retreats into silent acceptance. Then she meets Owen - intense, music-obsessed, and determined to always tell the truth. And with his guidance, Annabel learns to just listen to herself and gains the courage to speak honestly. But will she be able to tell everyone what really happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends?
---I know it's not Thursday, but I think this giveaway is enough to forgive me right? I thought so. I didn't post this yesterday because I was hanging out with a friend that was visiting from out of state and....I got in a copy of Along for the Ride! Of course I was busy reading that. My review will be up tomorrow.
One thing Sarah Dessen is good at is writing boy characters that make me sigh. Owen is one of them. One of my favorite things about him is of course his love for music. Though Owen listens to some stuff I would have never considered music.
I am not a music snob. I will listen to everything and anything, but my favorite type has and probably will always be rock. I was trying to think of some type of music I listen to that would be considered kind of out there or oddball like, and the only thing I could come up with is the oldies. I know it's not in the 'Owen sense of music', but it does surprise a few people I listen to it. Especially Buddy Holly. I heart his music and love listening to it while I'm cleaning. So if you would like to win a copy of Just Listen do one of the following:
Give me a top 5 song list that completely rocks your socks
Tell me a band or musician that is your oddball
Don't forget to leave your email address along with one of the above for your entry to count.
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PS - I hit some good deals and now all of Sarah Dessen's novels will be given away this month! Click the pic right there ----> (top right corner for when this post gets booted down) to see how you can score an extra five entries on one of her books or how you might have already.
Contest will be ending June 18th by 9 pm central time and is only open to those with a US or Canada mailing address.