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Readergirlz: March: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

March 1st, 2008 (09:37 am)
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I am a readergirl! Are you?

Read the new issue of readergirlz. (We hope you enjoy both the content and the brand-new layout!)

This month, readergirlz are discussing Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.

Just Listen is a year in the life of a family coming to terms with the imperfections beneath its perfect facade. Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything." This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend, no peace at home, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong, a music-obsessed boy. With his help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

Talk About It

Want to discuss Just Listen with other readers? Drop by the readergirlz forum, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can't wait to hear your thoughts on this fabulous book!

Want to chat with Sarah Dessen herself? Want to get your hands on her next book, Lock and Key? Join our Sneak Peek Lock and Key Party Thursday, March 27th at 12:00 PM PST / 3:00 PM EST at the readergirlz forum. Look forward to awesome Lock and Key swag and ARC (advance reader copies) giveaways!

Listen in as the postergirlz have a roundtable discussion of Just Listen.

Recommended Reads

Our March theme is Truth. With this month's book and theme in mind, the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council recommend the following books:

A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian (review + roundtable)
Stay With Me by Garrett Freymann-Weyr
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Kissing the Bee by Kathe Koja
Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
Red: The Next Generation of American Writers

New Downloads and Shareables

Celebrate Women's History Month and our one year anniversary with us!

The readergirlz Make History cards offer powerful quotes from books we featured during our first year. Save the cards in PDF or JPG form, print them, stick them on your locker or bulletin board, and send them to your best friends. Be encouraged to make your own history!

Read, reflect, and reach out with girlz around the world during our second year. Download and print the readergirlz vow.

Commemorate our first year with this limited edition readergirlz pendant, created and crafted by readergirlz member and jeweler Gypsy Wings.

Check out our brand-new page of downloadable goodies.

Visit the readergirlz archive.

Last month's featured book and author: Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
Next month's featured book and author: Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Related Posts:
Meet the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council
Read the original readergirlz press release
View all of the readergirlz-tagged posts at Bildungsroman
Read my review of Just Listen and all of Sarah Dessen's novels in Author Spotlight: Sarah Dessen
The postergirlz had a roundtable discussion of Just Listen

Comments

Posted by: readergirlz (readergirlz)
Posted at: March 1st, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)

A million kudos for Little Willow's work on our site! She's on fire, everyone!

We LURVE her!

Thank you, LW!

Lorie Ann Grover, readergirlz diva/author

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 1st, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)

Thank YOU, Lorie Ann!

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: March 1st, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)

OOOOH!!!! OOOOOH!!!! *waves arms frantically*

I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!!!!!

Erm. Sorry. Long morning...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 1st, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)

Hey you! Please come discuss the book at the forum. :) As I told you before, I will forever associate you with Sarah's books and How to Deal, and the fact that you had one in your purse the last time I saw you just confirmed that association.

You will love readergirlz. Every month, we spotlight a different book. I'm sure that you've read some of the books already and that you'd like those you've yet to read.

Previous book picks/issues of readergirlz:
http://www.readergirlz.com/archive.html

Go post, go post!
http://groups.myspace.com/readergirlz

ALSO: The next time you go to a bookstore, get A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE by Siobhan Vivian. :)

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: March 3rd, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)

Teehee. Okay. I went. I saw. I posted...

except it wouldnt let me post cause i havent been approved yet.

And yes. I will pick up A Little Friendly Advice next time I am near the bookstore *g*

See how obedient i am?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 3rd, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)

Hurrah on all counts!

I know that you will dig A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE (ALFA for short) and the readergirlz forum. :)

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