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Along for the Ride

A Novel
Dessen, Sarah (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.
Authors: Dessen, Sarah
Statement of Responsibility: by Sarah Dessen
Title: Along for the ride
a novel
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2009
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
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Subject Headings: Infants Fiction Stepfamilies Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction Dating (Social customs) Fiction Divorce Fiction Change Fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Infants
Stepfamilies
Interpersonal relations
Dating (Social customs)
Divorce
Change
LCCN: 2009005661
ISBN: 0670011940
9780670011940
Branch Call Number: FIC D
Research Call Number: JFD 10-890
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I love Sarah Dessen's books because they're romance books but they have this deepness to them that I sometimes can't find in teen love stories. This particular book is one of my favourites by her and one that I keep thinking about years after I read it.

Dec 20, 2013
  • rachernandez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorites from Sarah Dessen! Brilliant, sweet, romantic, and relatively innocent as far as Dessen goes.

Jun 19, 2013
  • JormpJomp rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The narrator seemed authentic; however, I'm personally not a huge YA reader and I preferred Keeping the Moon over this particular book.

Jun 15, 2013
  • 3502es rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book once again!! Dessen has become my favorite author and this book was definitely up to her standards!

May 04, 2013
  • jkolber28 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really good!! I really like auden!

A must read!

May 03, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite Sarah Dessen book yet! Some of her books are sketchy and not too great, but this one is awesome! It is just so fantastic!! Very, very awesome

Mar 13, 2013
  • renheart115 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While I was reading it, I thought the book was OKAY. As in, it was interesting enough and wasn't too bad but I didn't find the romance aspect that everyone compliments Dessen for (is that what they comment her for?) to be all that special. But I DID like her character development, and her character's relationship development. I found myself becoming more intrigued with her life with her family and friends instead of with Eli, and that's rare for me. But I liked the way she crafted the story and showed Auden's growth. I love a story where the characters grow. So I can see why everyone compliments Dessen on her ability to get into the mind of a youth. And although I didn't absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the book while reading it, I liked it a lot, and was suprised to find it stuck on my mind after I finished reading. And Auden's name, I think, is absolutely gorgeous. I have a thing for unique names. :)

God, I absolutely love this book. Its my all time favorite <3

Dec 29, 2012
  • April1515 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i love all her books<3. im just waiting for her next book to come out lmao (:

Dec 17, 2012
  • corb2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another awesome sarah dessen book!

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Jul 31, 2014
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Nov 05, 2013
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Jun 15, 2013
  • 3502es rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 29, 2012
  • SarahEdmund rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 06, 2012
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Aug 14, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The back:
Riding a bike is only one of the many things Auden's missed out on. Even before her parents divorce, she was cast in the role of little adult, never making waves, focusing on academics to please her demanding mother.
Now she's spending the summer before college in the tiny beach town of Colby with her father and his new wife and baby. A job in a trendy boutique introduces her to the world of girls, their friendships, conversations, romances. And then there's Eli, an intriguing loner. A former star on the bike circuit and a fellow insomniac, Eli introduces Auden to the nocturnal world of Colby. Together they embark on a quest: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to put a tragic episode behind him. Combine two lonely people with a charming beach town and endless supply of long sumer nights, and just about anything can happen.

Jul 15, 2011
  • SolisticDreamer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Auden West breaks up with her boyfriend Jason because he thinks she's not taking enough dedication to his library job, and because she disclosed an email with I love you. She than moves in with her Dad, step mom Heidi and newborn little Sister Thisbe. Where she is thrown into the world of Girls, Boys, Jealous Ex's, Biking, A quest for her childhood back, and Romance. Will she end up with Eli?
Read the book to find out.

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“Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside”

Aug 06, 2012
  • aprilmay rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Maybe the truth was, it shouldn’t be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder –if not impossible – to lose.” (pg.299)

Aug 06, 2012
  • aprilmay rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Leah looked at Maggie. ‘Great,’ she muttered. ‘He’s got the hots for you, and now we all have to eat wieners because of it.’ “ (pg.184)

Aug 14, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I sat down on my bed, looking out at the beach below. There were a lot of things about being here that I did not understand. And I was okay with that. But the wave machine? It drove me nuts.

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