Along for the Ride
Reader: Sabrina K
Title: Along for the Ride
Author: Sarah Dessen
Pub Date: June 16 09
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Annotation: Auden is not your typical teenager, always has thought academics should go first, but now she's living with her dad and step-mom and things are about to change for her. She will be pressuredand have to find, throughout all the drama, how to find the real her.
Convince us to read the book: This book is a great summer read, it shows how much you can be true to yourself, no matter what background you have, but still grow as a person during a short amount of time.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: All of the characters! They all sounded so real, I could imagine all of them, compared to most books, this one went in depth with all the characters and really helpedmake the book unique.
Did the cover reflect the content: The cover did tempt me to pick up the cover- it did have to do with the contents of the book and everything , but it made the book seem like one of those books about girls who just whine about everything. Auden would never wear pink OR a dress- and never the two combined. I know this was supposed to be a whole finding the new Auden, but I don't think she would change her looks that much over one summer. But other than tiny little details, the cover was good.Age Range 3: 14-15, 16-17
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it