Saturday, November 19, 2011

Review Elsewhere: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

"Contemporary Young Adult writer Sarah Dessen is one of those authors who is just reliable; her novels are consistent in their strong female main characters, relatable stories and settings, interesting subplots, and family drama. Her 2009 release Along for the Ride provides all of the above in an easy-to-read package."


  1. I really enjoyed this book. :) A friend lent me her copy because she felt it was basically a book on my life (minus the divorced parents), and she was right. I loved being able to relate to the main character. :)

  2. I liked the romance and relationships formed in this novel. The insta-love and insta-lust was pretty non-existent, which made the story that much better because it built up to romance besides just falling into romance from the very beginning. I liked that Auden's stepmother wasn't the run of the mill evil stepmother trying to push her way into every aspect of Auden's life. Auden's parents didn't really touch me from the beginning, but they grew on me as they each grew themselves throughout the book. I also really liked how Auden's friendships with some of the teens in the town seemed to grow organically - it wasn't something that just happened overnight, but rather with a lot of time and effort on both party's sides.


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