A review by lrector
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Super cute read! Auden has been the brainy always studying girl. She missed out on a lot of socializing and right of passages growing up. The summer before she starts college she goes to stay with her dad, stepmom and brand new baby sister. Eli a fellow insomniac takes Auden on a journey to complete all the things she should have growing up. Paper route, bowling, party, sneaking into a club, food fights and most importantly making friends. Auden learns, " what defines you isn't how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike. As long as it's one more, you're all good."