Friday, August 21, 2009

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

****Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen****
Originality- 17/20
Characters- 20/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 9/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 90/100
Grade- A

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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Along for the Ride was such a great read. As usual Dessen created characters with depth and back stories. I loved everything about this book; the plot, the characters, and the setting. I just couldn't get enough.

Each character is crafted so carefully, I'm able to feel each and ever thing they are. As all Dessen fans do, I enjoyed the cameos from characters from her other books in this one.

I just can't say enough good things about this book..Auden and Eli are fantastic characters. We got to get to know them so much, I feel like I could recite a short biography.

There is just something about Dessen novels that make me want to read more because they are written so beautifully. Overall I would say that Along for the Ride was great but not as great as a few of Dessen's other books.

-Amanda

2 comments:

Faye said...

I haven't read any SD books. They all look really good. I don't no which one i should start 1st
Awesome review!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I have this and am so excited to read it!

-Briana