Just Listen - Sarah Dessen I enjoyed all the characters and it was a quick read. Dessen does a good job of putting you in Annabel's mindset - you can understand why she's afraid to tell her mother anything negative, why she stayed at the pool with Sophie instead of Clarke at the pool, etc.

My complain about this book is that I felt like I was reading a wimpy version of "Speak" the whole time. Even before they confirmed what happened at the party I knew and just though "Speak" was better.