Along for the Ride Book õ 383 pages æ Moneyexpresscard

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Along for the Ride Book õ 383 pages æ Moneyexpresscard ✓ 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 liveA job in a clothes bEmbark on parallel uests 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 friendIn her signature pitch perfect style Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect not the best sarah dessen but you know not the worstthere's kind of an interesting exploration of feminism and female gender identity in here which is not exactly what you'd expect like when this book started out by describing the protagonist's mom with this paragraph She was an expert on women in literature but didn't much like them in practice Partly it was because so many of them were jealous going on to describe her unbeliiiiiieeeeevable intelligence success beauty and rockin' bod apparently these are goddamn envy kryptonite to women everywherenot a great startbut then the book takes a truly astounding number of pages to kindatake down that way of thinking very lightly but like a lot of this book works as a depiction of women who can be both smart and pretty both sporty and girly both intellectual and pink dress wearingit does so sloppily and slowly and maybe inconclusivelybut it triesunfortunately still a boring as hell guy still a boring as hell girl but also female friendship but also really terrible parents who maybe shouldn't have been redeemed and also a whole lot about bikes which is weird as hellbottom line i say again not the worst dessen but waaaaaaaaaay not the best

Sarah Dessen ✓ Along for the Ride Ebook

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 liveA job in a clothes boutiue introduces Auden to Reading Sarah Dessen is like walking into an air conditioned store after a hot humid day in the sun Reading Sarah Dessen is also like drinking an ice cold smoothie after a long harsh marathon And finally reading Sarah Dessen is like eating comfort food you always know what you're going to get a tasty satisfying treatAuden has just finished her senior year and looks forward to spending the summer like she usually does staying home and studying while occasionally attending the parties hosted by her mom for her grad students However instead of following routine like she usually does Auden decides to spend the summer at the attractive beach town where her dad and his new family reside There she meets her half sister Thisbe as well as her first group of real friends But the most alluring thing about the town is Eli an ambiguous secretive young man who is an insomniac just like Auden Late at night they explore the childhood Auden never had they get to know each other and open up from what has restricted them in the past45 stars I really love Sarah Dessen's writing Previously stated by my plethora of similes in the first paragraph it's just a comfort to be able to read her work The strongest aspect of Dessen's novels are her characters They are perfectly written nuanced flawed yet so extremely likable and fleshed out There's something that readers can relate to in every character whether it be the driven determination of Auden's mom or the insecurity Auden has with failing etcThe only reason Along for the Ride didn't receive the full five stars is because I felt there was something missing there wasn't the extra punch Dessen usually delivers in her books I just wanted to make it clear that it's not because of how formulaic some find her books to be I simply space out the time between her novels so I don't feel like I'm reading the same story over and overOverall very good I'm already looking forward to reading another book by Sarah DessenWant to read of my reviews Follow me here

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Along for the RideThe 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 And the award for my most vanilla book of 2016 goes toI think I get it now The whole appeal with Sarah Dessen and the million or so romance books she's churned; she's no Stephanie Perkins but reading her work is just so easy Or at least this one was my first one yetBut than easy it was boring Mundane Unexciting VANILLAJust like vanilla ice cream it's enough to have me gobbling it up in one go but doesn't uite manage to leave a satisfied mark like chocolate would Of course this analogy is entirely redundant if vanilla happens to be your favourite flavour and you hate chocolate In which case WHAT ARE YOUIn fact let me add to that comparison with Along For The Ride I thought I ordered a nice rich scoop of caramel drizzled with hot fudge and whipped cream abound but what I got instead was a 1 cone from McDonaldsI feel like this story held so much potential Auden's personal problems dealing with family issues social situations insomnia even as far as cycling yes I am 18 and only just learned how insert gasp— they were all things I could directly relate to within some depth And so I went into this hoping I could take away something profound and if not then learning things from a different perspective at the very least No good book is a good book unless it leaves an impact on its readers some way or the otherBut this It did nothing for me Absolutely nada zero zilch Unless you count feelings of frustration over a wasted 6 hours and lost sleep as anything The entire storyline boils down to having no important point to it at all and if it's meant to be a semi inspiring coming of age novel then it's done a gosh damn shoddy job of it The one tiny aspect that I did appreciate was the concept of how teenagers should be given the freedom to find their own niche figure their own life out without the pressure from parents –or anyone else at all– to follow a certain path Also how appearances and gender stereotypes are a complete and total shamBuuuutWhile well written that message was lost amidst poor execution with a yawn worthy plot and a ridiculously detached romance seriously I have chemistry with the subject chemistry than these two do with each other and that's saying somethingYou're better off going to Ikea and shopping for furniture something I missed in favour of reading this than hopping along for this ride; that'd be adventurous than Eli and Auden's late night adventures ever will beFinal rating 15 starsBook song Flume uirk