Along for the Ride

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Penguin, Jun 16, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 432 pages
137 Reviews
New York Times bestseller

Up all night.

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
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye

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User Review  - stiina.sild - LibraryThing

Great book about such a scholar girl and her magical summer of finding friends, love and resolving her past. I loved book - there was some characters to hate (Audenīs father) and some to adore (Auden, Eli, Heidi, Maggie), great laughter (food fight, riding bike over a curb). Read full review

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User Review  - Sandralb - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but this was so much more than what I expected. This was one of the best coming of age books I have ever read. I love the way Sarah Dessen writes. The story flows so well. There was never a lull or boring spot in the book. Can't wait to read my next one. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sarah Dessen is the author of thirteen novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers The Moon and MoreWhat Happened to GoodbyeAlong for the RideLock and KeyJust ListenThe Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were made into the movie How to Deal
Dessen’s books are frequently chosen for the Teens’ Top Ten list and the list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. They have been translated into twenty-five languages. Sarah Dessen is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the Young Adult division of the American Library Association.
Sarah Dessen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors in creative writing. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine.
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