Monday, June 22, 2009

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen


It's been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents' divorce - or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

I don't really know how to put my feelings about this book into words. I loved it so much.
Im now an Eli girl. Sorry to those of you who aren't but, I mean, he's just so... Eli!
Sarah Dessen wrote a beautiful story about family, friends, bikes, pie, and finding love. It is a must read for every person that enjoys Young Adult books and/or life.
Auden was a lovely character. I loved how her parents divorce actually brought her good things. For example; the divorce made it so she can't really sleep, which, when she was visiting her father, brought her closer to Eli.
I can't express my love for this book enough! Dessen has done it again!


Natascha De Marco said...

Im so glad you loved this book so much!

I got to read some Dessen, haven't read a single thing by her.

Anonymous said...

I love this book as well.Wes is still my #1 haha but Eli is amazing as well. :D

Brianne said...

I have yet to read a Sarah Desson book but am planning on buyong one very soon. I've heard so many good things about them.

aubrey said...

I just finished this book today! OMG I loved it soo much. Eli is amazing. He seems like the sweetest guy. He's so kind and I love how he helps Auden on her quest. Great book :)