Along for the Ride (Hardcover)

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“When Auden suddenly decides to spend the summer before college with her father, stepmother, and new baby stepsister, her whole life starts changing. When she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac/loner, it changes even more, as Auden starts questioning who she really is -- and who she wants to be. Sarah Dessen tells a great story, with characters that you cheer for.”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI


This special edition includes all-new bonus material, including: ¥ Sarah Dessen's recollections of her own summers at the beach ¥ A playlist of the songs that inspired her as she wrote Along for the Ride ¥ A map of the town of Colby, where the book takes place

About the Author

Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780670011940
ISBN-10: 0670011940
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Publication Date: June 16th, 2009
Pages: 383
Language: English