Kate Bailey prefers to stay in the background and spend all her time on the lake. When her best friend Alana talks her into taking a podcasting class, Kate intends to stick with production. Then Kate’s idea for an advice podcast wins the vote and she finds herself a co-host of her high school’s podcast. Suddenly, Kate has to talk AND give advice. Life gets more complicated when an anonymous caller asks for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate thinks she has everything figured out, but soon realizes advice can be hard to give and hard to take.
As usual, Kasie West creates likable characters with realistic, high school problems. Teen and tween readers will relate to Kate, her friends, and all their need for advice. With Listen to Your Heart, West creates an interesting high school life that stays clean, appropriate and relevant to her readers.
Recommended ages--12 and up