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Along for the Ride
Along for the Ride | Sarah Dessen
A New York Times bestsellerUp 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:DreamlandJust ListenKeeping the MoonLock and KeyThe Moon and MoreSomeone Like YouThat SummerThis LullabyThe Truth About ForeverWhat Happened to GoodbyeFrom the Hardcover edition.
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hes7
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I love Sarah Dessen books, so it‘s exciting that some adaptations will be coming soon. 😍 http://bit.ly/2EFrd6n

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Christinak
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#SpringIntoReading
I think Sarah Dessen is the queen of #Easter eggs. She includes places and character cameos in her books.

BookHoarder32 Love her. Excited for her next book ❤️ 3mo
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PagesByTheWater
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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

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PagesByTheWater
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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

parttimedomestic So sweet! ❤️ 6mo
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PagesByTheWater
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Reading in my daughters room, so bookshelfie is with her collection instead of mine, hahaha.
#dessennewyear #24in48 #readathon #babybooks #boardbooks #babylitsy #bookshelfie

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PagesByTheWater
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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

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PagesByTheWater
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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.
#dessennewyear #24in48

Kaye 👍🏼 6mo
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PagesByTheWater
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I decided to join the #24in48 fun at the last second. Never done anything like this before BUT it‘s a great time to start because tomorrow is Mom‘s Night Out and there‘s a bookstore next to the restaurant 📚 ❤️
#readathon #dessennewyear

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Bostonmomx2
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#bookmail = fun mail!!

Christinak I 💕 this book! 11mo
Smangela Love Sarah Dessen in high school especially! ♥️ (edited) 11mo
BookHoarder32 This is one of my favorite Dessens 11mo
Bostonmomx2 @BookHoarder32 I‘m working my way thru her entire backlist. I‘ve really enjoyed them all so far and thankfully have several more to go! 11mo
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RachLovesTV
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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.

tournevis Can we talk about the illustration? That's body horror right there! 12mo
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vanslibanan
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This is just my 2nd Sarah Dessen.
A book set at sea🚲
8/40 #popsugarchallenge
26/100 #goodreadsreadingchallenge2018

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aevrabel
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Mehso-so

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.

#yabooks #sarahdessen

RadicalReader @aevrabel I urge you to check out 1y
aevrabel @RadicalReader it's on my TBR shelf! I am slowly making my way through her older books. I completely missed her stuff when I was a teen somehow so I'm reading it all now! 1y
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Christinak
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🏝📚 #emojinov
Dessen to me is the Queen of YA #beachreads ! This is an all-time favorite.

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Melli
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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

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Melli
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After finishing the truth about the Harry Quebert affair I think I'm in a reading slump. I have never read SD and I found this one on the sale table at the library so I bought I would give it a try.. my question is would this be a good one to get me out my reading slump.

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Laughterhp
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Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors and most of her books are set in summer. I have almost all her books, but most are ebook version since I couldn't wait to get them in the mail or go to the store the day of their release! #Augustlibrary17

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Natsinbookland
Along for the Ride | Sarah Dessen

“Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.
-Maggie"

Yanes True! Always true. 2y
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Natsinbookland
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"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.”

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actualdisneyprincess
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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

EchoLogical That is one good looking salad! 😋 2y
actualdisneyprincess Welcome to Pittsburgh, where fries are a condiment 😂 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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It's been a few days since my last #bookandabagel post, so! Does it get more summery than Sarah Dessen? 💖✨ #alongfortheride #sarahdessen

EchoLogical Yummy! 2y
actualdisneyprincess @EchoLogical I cannot recommend the Blackberry Green Iced Tea at Dunkin enough o m g. 2y
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alexalovesbooks
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Favorite Sarah Dessen book! I loved Auden and could relate to her; I loved the romance in this story; I loved the actual story outside the romance. I basically loved everything around this book. Highly recommend ❤️

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Jas16
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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

Cinfhen It does sound like a nightmare 2y
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Broookee03
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Deborah42
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Auden, typical overachiever, spends the summer at the beach, and finally comes to terms with her parents' divorce and her lost childhood.

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PatienceFortitude
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I read 20 books this month! More even than during a readathon month! Go me!

Cinfhen Excellent month 👍🏻💛📚 2y
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Melli
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Library book sale haul

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Jas16
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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

BookishBlonde12 I loved this book!! And Sarah Dessen! 💕 2y
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Laughterhp
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Rainbow book stack #riotgrams 🌈 Ignore the mess, I took this when we were building my new bookshelf! 📚

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CatLadyBibliophile
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Mehso-so

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✨

haileybean I have a nostalgic love for Sarah Dessen. I read This Lullaby when I was 15 or 16, and then read all of the other books she had out at the time. I think Along for the Ride isn't my least favorite of her novels, but it's not the first one I grab when I want to read one of her books. 2y
CatLadyBibliophile @haileyhugsbooks I love Sarah's books, and they are usually very nostalgic to me. I agree this isn't the least favorite, but it's definitely not one I'll be re-reading. 2y
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Jas16
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Thankfully Sarah Dessen's publisher likes #pinkcovers. #riotgrams

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mrsmarch
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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....

Pinkmeghan I'm sorry but when someone who's on fb bragging about how much they love reading posts that they've read every book they own I call foul. My tbr list exceeds my life expectancy. 😂 2y
Joybishoptx @Pinkmeghan Yeah I call shenanigans on that! 2y
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mrsmarch @Pinkmeghan If I don't add any books to my TBR (haha) and I read at last year's pace, I'll finish in 3 years. 2y
Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch so it says it will take me 7 years to finish my tbr but I doubt it since part of the problem is that new books keep coming out! Plus at some point I won't be able to keep up at the same 100 per year pace... 2y
Pinkmeghan @Joybishoptx ? no way a "book person" has no tbr! 2y
Joybishoptx How do you not add books? Like DAILY? I add at least 10 books a week. And I usually buy or check out 3 or 4 a week. Mmmmmhmmmmm. I don't think so. @Pinkmeghan (edited) 2y
mrsmarch @Joybishoptx @Pinkmeghan My contention is that the person in question is not a Book Person, and therefore her 12 books IS quite an accomplishment...I mean hello, most Americans don't read ONE book a year, much less 12. And don't forget the re-reads.... 2y
Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch @Joybishoptx I agree she's not a Book Person, BUT if you asked her I think she would claim to be one. I think I'm just miffed because a few Tibtoberfests ago I tried to be friendly and give her several book recommendations and she ignored me. 2y
Joybishoptx @Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch well phooey on her! Litsy solidarity! 2y
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CatLadyBibliophile
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Nighttime rituals are very important (until someone starts snoring). #PotatoCat #PetsofLitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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edon
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Reading an old favorite. This book came out the year I graduated from high school. I wonder how I'll feel reading it seven years later.

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HiddenGemBooks
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It was so risky and so scary, and yet at the same time, so beautiful. Maybe the truth was, 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.

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AngelErin
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I read Along for the Ride last year while at the beach and I just loved it. Perfect beach read.

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Christinak
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...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...

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amandareadsandwrites
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Travel certainly did provide some kind of opportunity, as well as a change of scenery. Maybe I couldn't take off to Greece or India. But I could still go somewhere.

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maximoffs
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Sarah Dessen is love.