Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Book 65 - Along for the Ride
My sixty-fifth book was Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I have seen her books at the bookstore and wondered why they were so popular, so I decided to give one a try. And I totally see why a lot of girls love them. It was very entertaining and written in a way that was totally easy to read. LOVED IT! Auden decides to spend her last summer before college with her father and his new wife and baby at the beach. She has totally written off her father's new family as a stuck-up girly-girl and her daughter that will soon be a mini version. But when she arrives, she realizes that the family dynamic is not at all as she pictured. Instead of being all happy and lovey-dovey, her father spends all of his time writing his book while Heidi is left alone to care for Thisbe (the new baby), who won't stop crying for anything. As Auden finds herself helping Heidi in many ways (including helping her at Heidi's cute girly boutique), she also starts to bond with the girls that work there. As she learns about clothes, fashions, and hanging with the girls, she also starts to learn about love as she becomes very interested in Eli, a loner and fellow insomniac who shows her the nightlife of her new town.