Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Here's a book I'm anxious to read, especially since I'm starting to see some great reviews posted by a number YA bloggers.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE by Sarah Dessen

Release date June 16 (Hopefully, my first official summer read.)

Summary courtesy of

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.


Sadako said...

Fun review--I can't wait to read this. I've heard great things about this, and Sarah Dessen.

Angie said...

Thanks for the review. I've read several of Dessen's books and I've enjoyed most of them. I didn't realize she was coming out with another book, so thanks for the heads-up.