Along for the ride : a novel

by Sarah Dessen.

Itas been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parentsa divorceaor 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 sheas been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend. In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.


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Amanda KrumrinePosted July 2, 2009

Sarah Dessen's newest release, Along for the Ride, is a great summer read and may become a new favorite of Dessen fans.  After graduating from a strenuously academic private school, Auden comes to the realization that she has pursued her goal of...

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