- Linda Nesbitt
Since you enjoyed Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, you may enjoy some of her other books such as How to Deal, That Summer, and The Truth About
Forever. You might also enjoy the following:
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer. (and anything by Joan Bauer)
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from
Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the
Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's
political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler.
Mara Valentine is a straight A-student who is on a mission to become
valedictorian of her class and work hard enough over the summer to enterYale as a second-year student. Everything is right on track....until Mara's older sister, Aimee, leaves her daughter to live with Mara and her parents. V is just a year younger than Mara, and the two couldn't be more different if they tried. V's arrival changes everything...including Mara.
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.
Sixteen-year-old Francesca could use her outspoken mother's help with
the problems of being one of a handful of girls at a parochial school
that has just turned co-ed, but her mother has suddenly become severely depressed.
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer.
Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's
friend Richard comes to stay at their house during Christmas vacation.