I love Sarah Dessen books, so it‘s exciting that some adaptations will be coming soon. 😍 http://bit.ly/2EFrd6n
Auden isn‘t someone I can really relate to. Her struggles with her mother are familiar to me though. And I do love the story.
However the first time I read it, I was probably 18/19, married, and just a kid really. Now as a mother, my heart broke for Heidi.
Overall great story, infuriating characters, but in a good way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#24in48 #readathon #dessennewyear
I missed the original time for the Hour 6 Challenge, but I wanted to participate anyway.
The part of this quote that spoke to me was how she thanked her daughter for “teaching her the rest”. Everyday my daughter teaches me something new; patience, humility, how to laugh when you don‘t want to, how to trust. I‘ve never thanked her, I never thought to, she‘s only 13 months. But now I will.
#24in48 #dessennewyear #hour6challenge
Auden is different but kind of likable, her parents though make me want to DNF. But as before I do LIKE the story which keeps me reading. A chapter away from being half way through. Had to take a lunch break and after Little Missus‘ nap time, there‘s a party and then immediately after a dinner with friends. Let‘s see how much more time I can cram in.
#24in48 #readathon #dessennewyear
So only 5 minutes into the actual #readathon but, that‘s fine by me. I was about to throw this pool in my pool, because Auden‘s parents are garbage people and the way her father is treating Heidi and their newborn daughter got my blood boiling so hard I had to stop and take a few breaths.
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Another classic Dessen novel. Auden has a lot of baggage, and this is the summer she deals with it all. She makes real friends, and experiences all the normal growing up stuff she missed out on. And she eventually gets the chance to confront her parents about how their divorce affected her.
Most importantly, learning how to fail, and get up to try again, is an important lesson, and one my perfectionist heart is still learning every day.
Along for the Ride was in the middle of a 3 and a 4 for me. I felt like the character development was good in the beginning, but lacking at the end. Clearly struggling, I wanted Auden's parents to realize their wrongs and finally be there for her. I wanted her families to overcome their struggles and I wanted Auden to stand up for herself. I also felt like the book was lengthy, spending too much time on irrelevant things.
Ok so I'm in my bed and everyone is sleeping so I'm using the light on my phone to read a little waiting for my meds for my back to kick in and I read this line and I had to cover my mouth real quick cause I laughed loudly.. I'm so glad I picked this one up it kinda reminds me of me as a teen and how I was a bookworm even in summer
"It shouldn't be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder―or impossible―to lose.”
Home from work and SO happy to be settling in with the book again. (Guys, this salad is monstrous. I ordered it for lunch, ate a ton of it, and this is still what's left, so I don't have to think very hard about dinner!) #alongfortheride #sarahdessen
It could be a #cruelsummer when you are suffering from insomnia and sent to stay with your father, his new wife, and their new born in a place where you don't know anyone. Auden is lucky she is a character in a Sarah Dessen novel because things won't seem bleak for long. I am reading Dessen's latest book now so it makes sense that this one instantly came to mind for today's #junetunz
Not being a math person the first book that came to mind when I thought of pi day was this one. I think it is because when I have insomnia I want someone to take me to a laundromat for pie rather than tossing and turning in my bed. #marchmadness #piday
This was a solidly 'meh' book. I couldn't connect with the main character at all, and the romance felt very stiff. I know Sarah comes under fire for being formulaic, and she can be, but I usually love them regardless. This one just felt like names were thrown at the usual formula. It was cute, but nothing special. I'm still excited for the new book coming out, and I'm hopeful it will be more in line with Saint Anything. ✨3 Stars✨
Texting my #bookbestie @Pinkmeghan about the myriad ways in which we are Book People. Some people aren't, and that's ok, but it's always a bit startling when we're presented with the hardcore EVIDENCE of it. Gods above, I love my Book People, my fellow Littens. And I will ALWAYS remember where we were when Michael Jackson died....
...Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible. As a teenager, I was always hoping to change, to become someone other than who I was. Each summer, I felt I had the chance to do that. All I had to do was wait...