Along for the Ride (Paperback)

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Sarah Dessen is one of the best young adult authors out there; with each of her books relaying similar themes but coming out unique, heartbreaking and wonderful every time. Along for the Ride is no exception; we follow recently-graduated Auden, who decides to treat herself to one carefree summer before her college life begins. She stays with her father and stepmother in the beach town of Colby. An academic insomniac with near no social life, it takes a few new friends to break Auden out of her shell, including the quiet but exciting Eli, a local with a traumatic past. To sum this read up; adorable romance, lots of firsts for Auden, and the perfect beach read for young adult readers and older. — Kirstin Swartz


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From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and For All

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. . . .
“As with all Dessen’s books, [this] is a must-have” —VOYA, starred review

Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
Books by Sarah Dessen:
That Summer
Someone Like You
Keeping the Moon
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
Just Listen
Lock and Key
Along for the Ride
What Happened to Goodbye
The Moon and More
Saint Anything

Once and for All

About the Author

Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association.  Sarah lives in North Carolina with her family. Visit her online at

Praise For…

"Beautifully captures that sense of summer as a golden threshold between past regrets and future unknowns." -The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142415566
ISBN-10: 0142415561
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Pages: 432
Language: English