Along for the Ride (repost)

May 12, 2011 Uncategorized 5

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WAY back when I first started this blog (but didn’t have any followers… probably because I had no idea what I was doing and rarely posted anything!) I reviewed Along for the Ride. I thought I’d repost that gem in honor of Sarah Dessen week!

Can I just start off by saying how much I love Sarah Dessen? Her books are fun and yet still have some depth to them. There are always waiting lists for her books in my LMC. This means that I have pretty high expectations of her new releases. Along for the Ride did not disappoint! Auden, Eli, Heidi and the rest are interesting characters…people you know or want to know.

Along for the Ride is Auden’s story. The summer before starting college she goes to stay with her dad, stepmother, and new baby sister in a small beach town. She leaves behind her very serious mother and meets a group of easy going people that she is certain her mother would “look down” on. Auden isn’t sure what to think at first but as she gets to know the place and the people she gets to know herself too. Of course there is a love interest (or two!) and many ups and downs. In the end it comes down to discovering who you are and who you want to be. A humorous yet thought provoking read. Fans of Dessen’s other works won’t be disappointed. I would say that it most resembles Just Listen. Read it and see ๐Ÿ™‚

Along for the Ride was published by Viking in June 2009.

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5 Responses to “Along for the Ride (repost)”

  1. lisa (the nerd)

    love it! concise and well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    it’s interesting that the only other SD I’ve read is Just Listen…now i really DO need to branch out into her other works!

  2. Deb A. Marshall

    Good morning and thanks for the heads up on the tag, totally forgot about that…and yes on the review. I feel a Sarah Dessen re-read comin’ on!

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