Monday, January 9, 2012

Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen
Released: April 5th 2011 (first released June 11th 2009)
Publisher: Speak
Page Amount: 399 (US Paperback edition)
Source: Owned

"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."

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My Thoughts:
Auden is a recent high school graduate, going on a summer vacation to spend time with her father, new step-mother and half-sister. Although at first she isn't fond of being around Heidi, her father, and her half-sister. She begins to fall in love with the little town, the friends she makes along the way.And even her step-mother. She discovers it isn't too late for a second chance. So get on the bike and ride. If you fall off get back on. No matter the scraps, bruises and cuts you get.I loved this book!! I also loved the beachy vibe to this book. Perfect for summer time reading or in the winter when you're craving a warm, light summery read!!

5/5 stars, Happy Reading,Ashley 

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