I am reviewing Sarah Dessen’s book, Along for the Ride. I read this very recently, as I was put off by the cover, but as they always say, Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover! Now, back to the book. 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 her step-mother Heidi’s 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. In the hate for Heidi, who she believes broke up her family, she is determined not to help with the constantly crying baby girl, who is called Thisbe, or anything really. Of course, I’m not going to say what happens towards the end, as it is amazing. READ IT, but it’s not very…. good for boys!!! Awesome.
Posted by Cicely Thomas aged 12