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Along for the Ride

21 Ratings: 3.2
A book by Sarah Dessen

Dessen has built a well-deserved reputation for delicately depicting teen girls in turmoil. Her latest title showcases a socially awkward young woman who seeks solace in the comforting rigidity of academic success. Auden is about to start college in … see full wiki

Author: Sarah Dessen
Genre: Children's Books, Teens, Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Date Published: June 16, 2009
6 reviews about Along for the Ride
review by . July 26, 2010
Sarah Dessen has been one of my most beloved authors since I was the same age as her teenage protagonists. I’ve kept up with her career even as I outgrew her target audience.  Granted, I read a lot of YA fiction as a high school teacher, but I go out of my way for Dessen.      Her books are pretty formulaic.  A little teenage tragedy, a little teenage romance, a little bittersweet happily ever after.  But her writing is always spot on and I recommend the …
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
Light but well written. A little more depth than the other Dessen books I have read. I really felt connected with the characters.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Sarah Dessen is a skilled writer.
review by . November 07, 2009
After the first chapter, I was panicking internally. Oh, no. Auden seemed like a Macy-clone, whom I love, but less likable.    However, as I went on, I found Auden to be different from Macy (The Truth About Forever). Auden's a smart girl, but she has not lived life. I loved how this novel really gives hope to people that haven't done everything they wish they could have in the past. Auden shows you that it's never too late to learn something new, no matter how old you are. It's …
review by . July 12, 2009
Along for the Ride is my second Dessen novel, the first being Lock and Key. I definitely think Along for the Ride was more enjoyable for me, I connected with the main character Auden a great deal more than Ruby in Lock and Key. Instead of just being a nice book it made me feel something.    This book has a wonderful message, it's never too late to live your life the way you want to and you are never too old for anything. I admittedly probably cannot ride a bike. I learned when …
review by . June 16, 2009
Auden has always been highly motivated and focused on her schoolwork, pushed by her successful scholar of a mother and bestselling writer father. When her parents split up, Auden becomes an insomniac, and becomes all too familiar with the night. The summer before she starts college, she decides to live with her father, his new wife, and their newborn daughter. There, in a small beach town full of eclectic people, Auden realizes all that she has missed out on, and discovers that maybe it's not too …
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