Sunday, July 5, 2009

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

This author, i can't start to explain how well she writes. What I love about her writing is that its not overdone, and you can really relate to everything thats happening. You can even feel the same pressure that the characters feel, like you are zapped into the book and being portrayed as that character. Magnificent work. If you're not familiar with her work, you should start! You wont be disappointed.

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 live.A 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 friend.