Auden is an insomniac overachiever who excels in everything except her social life. The responsible, focused daughter of divorced writer/professors, Auden is looking for a change. For eight weeks she moves to the beach with her father, stepmother and infant half-sister, Thisbe. Over the course of that summer she makes friends, meets an amazing boy, and begins to discover who she really is.
Reading a Sarah Dessen novel is one way I officially kick off my summer. Sitting on the balcony in my outdoor rocker with an iced tea and one of her books is my idea of a perfect summer afternoon.
Along for the Ride includes all of the elements I enjoy in a Sarah Dessen novel — a summer setting, personal growth, love, friendships, and family dynamics.
Read this wonderful book and follow it up with an Impromptu Hot Dog Party for you and your friends.
~ Tricia is the teen librarian at CPL. She is writing this post during a meeting of the wonderful & amazing Young Writer’s Group.