Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen

19 August 2009


Title: Along for the Ride
Author: Sarah Dessen
Reveiw: the book flap and Kirthi
Stars: 5 (and much MUCH more!)

Riding A Bike is only one of the many things Auden has missed out on. Even before her parents' divorce, she was cast in the role of little adult, never making waves, focusing on academics to please her demanding mother.
Now she's spending the summer before college in the tiny beach town of Colby with her father and his new wife and baby. A job in a trendy boutique introduces her to the world of girls, their friendships, conversations, romances. And then there's Eli, an intriguing loner. A former star on the bike circuit and a fellow insomniac, Eli introduces Auden to the nocturnal world of Colby. Together they embark on a quest: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to put a tragic episode behind him. Combine two lonely people with a charming beach town and an endless supply of long summer nights, and just about anything can happen.

My thoughts:

ohmygosh!!! I thought everyone was exaggerating the excellency of this book, until I read it. It was. the. most. amazing. book. Dessen. has. ever. written. !!!!!!! Lock and Key was great, 5 stars, but Along for the Ride was just SPECTACULAR!!! The reality that Dessen brings continues to surprise me. I'm used to strange powers, aliens, and out of the ordinary. But realistic fiction doesn't really sound REAL until SARAH DESSEN happened. :) I reccomend this book to everyone!

2 thoughts:

  1. Ack. I really need to read this.

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  2. you haven't read it yet?! come on Priya!

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