Monday, April 25, 2011

Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

Series: -
Published: February 4th 2010 by Penguin Books Ltd 
Pages: 424
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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.
I thought that I wouldn't really like this book because it looked a bit too girly for me. But I LOVED it! Even though it was girly I found myself not being able to put it down. The characters were written really well and they were all relatable, the one person I couldn't relate to and found myself being constantly annouyed by was Auden's father and the reason for that was because he was so self-centered. I found that the plot in this- even though it was very predictable- still kept my attention the whole time and I found myself really enjoying the story and this is all because of how realistic and relatable the characters are. I found myself really loving the characters of Auden and Eli and how they were together.

Overall I thought this was an amazing book and I can't believe that I haven't picked up any of Sarah Dessen's books before, and after reading this book I definitley will be.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh I have been debating on getting this book or not for sometime, but now it looks like I'll have to get it(: Great Review!