My Bookshelf: Along for the Ride


Title: Along for the Ride

Author: Sarah Dessen

Genre: Young Adult/Romance

Amazon Summary:
“Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.

Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.

Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen. . . .”


  • If you’ve read a lot of Sarah Dessen’s books this is going to be exactly the same.
  • Auden’s dad was a huge asshole from start to finish and that wasn’t really taken care of or addressed properly.


  • It’s a nice light-hearted read.
  • The characters are unique and the detail in the story really brings things to life.
  • I’ve read this a bunch of times and I’m still not sick of it. I think Sarah Dessen does a really good job of writing books young girls can identify with.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes, if you like stories about teenage girls finding themselves. If you like one Sarah Dessen book you’ll probably like them all, but if you read too many you start to see how similar they all are. As long as you’re not looking for high-brow literature, you’ll be fine reading Along for the Ride.

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4 thoughts on “My Bookshelf: Along for the Ride

  1. As much as I know Sarah Dessen seems to use the same formula for most of her books, I can’t help but return for more. Surprisingly, Along For the Ride was one that had a protagonist that I could really relate to so I really enjoyed it. Have you read Saint Anything?


    • I feel the same way. Even though you know how the books are going to end the characters are good enough to keep you reading. I haven’t yet read Saint Anything or the one before that but as soon as they start selling cheap used copies on Amazon I’ll get around to them.

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      • I haven’t read The Moon and More yet and I’m really hesitant to read that one just because so many Dessen fans didn’t like it. Saint Anything wasn’t my favorite but it was still enjoyable. I hope you’re able to get a copy soon and enjoy it! Happy reading! 😀

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