Monday, July 6, 2009

Book Review: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Along for the Ride Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Auden West has missed out on much of her childhood, including riding a bike. She is the younger daughter of her divorced parents, and has always felt pressured to be an adult. Her older brother Hollis is the irresponsible one, but Auden has always been studious and dependable, which has left her to miss out on much of growing up. Since her parent’s divorce she has been unable to sleep at night, which leaves her wandering to all night diners and shopping centers alone, until she goes to stay with her father, his new wife Heidi and their newborn daughter Thisbe, in the beach town of Colby. There she meets another insomniac loner, Eli, who encourages her on her quest to reclaim her childhood.

Dessen has created another realistic and interesting heroine in Auden. At first she is difficult to like because she is so distant, but as the novel progresses we see more and more we like about Auden. As always Dessen has great supporting characters and depicts realistic teen issues.

I definitely recommend this book to fans of Sarah Dessen, she has written another hit!

Cautions for sensitive readers: There are some mentions of sex, but nothing is described in the book. There is no violence, and only mild language.

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