å Along for the Ride â Download by ¿ Sarah Dessen
å Along for the Ride â Download by ¿ Sarah Dessen 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 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 FriendIn Her Signature Pitch Perfect Style, Sarah Dessen Explores The Hearts Of Two Lonely People Learning To Connect
Even though I ve read almost every novel Dessen has written, it still surprises me how engrossed I can become in the atmosphere and settings that she creates I mean the places she writes about are often based on actual places, but she has a knack for making them Even than John Green, Sarah Dessen repeats the same plot elements over and over again 1 ONE SUMMER, 2 AN OLDER TEENAGE GIRL WHO IS REPRESSED IN SOME WAY family secrets, personal secrets, others expectations, her own cynicism or need for control3 MEETS A WACKY GROUP OF PEOPLE long distant family, a rock band, coworkers, a new group of friends4 INCLUDING ONE UNUSUAL BOY usually artistic in some way5 SHE DOES SOMETHING UNCHARACTERISTIC OF HER THAT STARTS OR DEEPENS HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM like confess a secret, or kiss the boy, or take on a job something that exposes her for a moment6 AND THINGS GO ALONG SWIMMINGLY FOR A WHILE as she gets to know the boy and has her original assumptions about the people challenged and develops new skills through her association with them7 But then, about 1 3 to 1 4 of the way from the end, SOMETHING HAPPENS TO SCREW TH
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 treat.
Auden 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 m the thing that i love most about sarah dessen novels is the effortlessness and ease in which i am transported to a younger time, a carefree time when adult worries are forgotten and young love is all that matters sigh.
however, i have come to notice that SD novels are very formulaic i mean, i get it if it aint broke, dont fix it and even though i have grown to a certain level of comfortability with her stories, i kind of wish she would break the trend every once in a while but she has a style and she does it well, so i cant really fault her for that.
regardless, i think is probably my favourite story of hers so far i really enjoyed all of the characters and the storyline eli is freaking adorable my gosh i could have read a whole book about him but i enjoyed how he helps auden make up for the childhood she missed out on suc