Just Listen - Sarah Dessen Wow! I loved it! I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, since I only read realistic fiction once in a while. I'm not so great at writing realistic fiction myself, so I have a lot of respect for authors that can write it well and make it interesting! And this book was more than just interesting, because it was totally likable. The characters and plot were thought out really well. It basically has the same plot as the book Speak--but I liked Just Listen better than Speak because there was more to the story, and the main character was more interesting. I like that this book also made me think a lot about music... It kind of inspired me, as corny as that sounds. XD It's a great book.