Author: Sarah Dessen
Narrator: Ali Ahn
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publication Date: June 11th, 2009
Source: purchased audio
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When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?
It was really good, but I have to admit it’s my least favorite Dessen book so far. Why? Well there are a number of reasons that have pretty much nothing to do with the book and more to do with me. lol.
First thing was Remy. I just couldn’t relate to her that much. I liked her well enough, but I didn’t get that attachment to her that I have in other Dessen novels. Then there was Dexter. He was fun loving, but I wasn’t really loving him either. The whole band thing, I’m not really into the band scene. Ahhhhh and then there was the Zip Cokes. Ugh.. I want to re-listen just so that I can mark down how many times Zip Sodas were mentioned. I get it, they are fountain drinks from the Zip mart. So they call them zip drinks… for the love of all crap just call it a fucking Soda!!!!
Okay, I’m done bitching. Seriously though, that zip shit was annoying. Aside from that though, it was a great book. I liked the story behind the title. I liked how the meaning of it changes for Remy as the book goes on. Loved the references to Just Listen. I think just about every book I’ve read after mentions something from Just Listen at some point. And it still makes me giddy.
Overall, I enjoyed this one. Even though it wasn’t my fave, it still held so many aspects that make it a Dessen book.
About the author:
Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in Creative Writing. She is the author of several novels, including Someone Like You, Just Listen and Along for the Ride. A motion picture based on her first two books, entitled How to Deal, was released in 2003. Her eleventh novel, The Moon and More, will be published in June 2013. She lives in North Carolina.
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