by Peter C. Conrad
In the young adult novel Just Listen, Larry a high school senior, is doing well, edits the school newspaper, and has a job, but he has many secrets. He learned that some secrets have helped, but others haunt him everyday. He works to find a way to cope with his mother and brother’s substance abuse, family break down and his own confusion about what he is going to do when he graduates high school. Just Listen has many unexpected twists as Larry finally figures out what he must do.