Thursday, July 9, 2015

Along for the Ride with Heather and Ginger

My friend Heather and I were chatting one day when she mentioned doing a re-read of her favorite Sarah Dessen novel, Along for the Ride.  Instantly it made me want to go back to Colby with her and see what Auden, Eli, and the rest of the gang were up to (or how they all came to be, I should say).  So we decided to re-read our favorite Dessen novel together and keep each other updated as we experienced this amazing story again.  Please join us as we take you along for the ride...

Reading a favorite for the second time is always scary.  Will we love it just the same the second time around?  Or will we find flaws that we missed the first time around?  Between the pair of us, we definitely focused on some character qualities we didn't recognize so clearly the first time, but it also shed some light on new understandings as well.  Here's a snapshot of our text convo's as we revisited our favorite Dessen novel...

About the book:
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.

In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect. [goodreads]

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