Along for the Ride

Written bySarah Dessen

Published in

About "Along for the Ride"

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.In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.

  • Young Adult
  • Romance
  • Contemporary
  • Fiction
  • Chick Lit
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Teen
  • Young Adult Contemporary
  • Coming Of Age
  • Young Adult Romance
  • Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2010)
  • Teen Read Award Nominee for Best Read (2010)
  • Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction (2009)
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award (2017)
ISBN9780670011940pages383publisherViking Books for Young Readersseriessettings
  • Colb
  • orth Carolina (United States)
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