Thursday, 26 December 2013

Along for the ride,Sarah Dessen~Review

Along for the ride ~ review
Goodreads summary:
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
Okay, so I know many people have said this book is too cute, too sappy and far too cliché. I think you’re totally wrong. This book is by far the best book Sarah Dessen has written, it is full of the quirkiness and sappiness I need.

The story starts off with Auden taking the decision to go and stay with her dad in Colby, her dad is writing a book and has no time for her and her step mother has just give birth to Auden’s little sister, they have no time to be watching a 16(I think) year old. Yet she goes and stays with her dad. This is the best decision she has made. So she is staying with her dad for the summer and within a few days, she is roped into working at her step mums shop. Her step mums shop is everything Auden isn’t, girly. It soon becomes clear that the co-workers like Auden and she feels comfortable with herself and her new friends. Whilst all of this is going on, her mother keeps trying to get in touch and she’s the reason Auden came to her dads, to be away from her mum for a while. To cut a long story short, Auden crosses paths with a totally hot teenage boy called Eli and they fall for each other, Eli brings Auden out of her shell and it’s something that she really needed. Throw in a jealous ex, some turbulent issues and you have yourself a sappy, cliché contemporary book that you will dearly love.

I have read this book so many times I have lost count, yes I know the plot inside out and yes, I can quote it. This book is by far my favourite book I have ever read. The characters are amazing, there is a drool worthy hot Eli and a quirky brother Ellis who will leave you laughing so hard tears will be rolling down your cheek. The plot is amazing, the writing style is amazing. I just love this book so so much. If you’re looking for a cute summer read then this is the book for you, it’s very hard to put down and I know I will be re-reading this sometime in the upcoming month.

Star rating: 5/5
Thank you for reading,
Much love,
Jessie x

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