Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Title: Along for the Ride

Author: Sarah Dessen
Series? none
Aquired From: School Library
Summary: Auden is eighteen and just graduated from high school. Auden became an insomniac because of her parents fighting before their divorce. Surprisingly, to both Auden and her mother, Auden decides to spend her summer with her dad, her new stepmom, and her new halfsister, who was christened with the unfortunate name 'Thisbe'. While there, Auden meets Eli, a bike rider who hasn't ridden since the death of his best friend. Eli helps Auden live the childhood that she missed out on (never learning to ride a bike, getting stood up before prom, etc.) and helps her discover her true identity along the way.
Cover Rating: 5/5
Comments on the Cover: Adorable cover. It's such a 'Sarah Dessen' cover, but it really conveys a theme of the book. The bike is important, and the picture has an almost childish feel to it.
Character Comments: I thought that most of the characters were great. Auden got annoying sometimes, but maybe that's just because she was overly cynical.
Favorite Character: Eli
Character Rating: 4/5

Plot line rating: 4/5
Plot Line Comments: I thought that it was cliche enough to be Sarah Dessen, but unique enough to keep you reading.
Likeliness to reread it? 5/5
Overall rating: 4.5/5
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