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Ø Read Ö Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen ☆ I m just going to start this out saying that I love Sarah Dessen Along for the Ride is definitely on my Dessen all time favorite list Right up there with Just Listen and This Lullaby The characters is this novel are freaggin fabulous That is one thing I can always count on with Dessen, she knows how to create a believable and relatable character no matter the situation And Auden is no exception I reveled in her transformation throughout the story Ultimately that s what this story was a bout for me, some people might see it as a love story, but for me is was a story of transformation.
Even though I ve read almost every novel Dessen has written, it still surprises me how engrossed I can become in the atmosphere and settings that she creates I mean the This is pure Sarah Dessen It s a comfort to read her work, because you know you are going to come away with something to think about I m afraid I didn t like this one as much as the others It s because well it feels a little like I m reading the same story Tons of others have mentioned it, but she seems to be sticking to a very strict formula Which I wouldn t mind too much if the characters didn t seem so similar They all are so reserved and issue driven One of the reasons I think that it didn t work so magically in this one was because Eli the love interest doesn t get explored enough He s dealing with some truly heavy stuff and we do see glimpses of vulnerability but it s not enough Does that make sense But please don t mistake my irks with it as a bad review for the book I love Sarah Dessen s writing Even though she tends to use the same storyl 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 LiveA 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 FriendIn Her Signature Pitch Perfect Style, Sarah Dessen Explores The Hearts Of Two Lonely People Learning To Connect And the award for my most vanilla book of 2016 goes toI think I get it now The whole appeal with Sarah Dessen and the million or so romance books she s churned she s no Stephanie Perkins but reading her work is just so easy.
Or at least this one was, my first one yet.
But than easy, it was boring Mundane Unexciting VANILLA.
Just like vanilla ice cream, it s enough to have me gobbling it up in one go, but doesn t quite manage to leave a satisfied mark like chocolate would Of course, this analogy is entirely redundant if vanilla happens to be your favourite flavour and you hate chocolate In which case, WHAT ARE YOU In fact, let me add to that comparison with Along for the Ride, I thought I ordered a nice, rich scoop of caramel, drizzled with hot fudge and whipped cream abound, but what I got instead was a 1 cone from McDonalds.
I Peoples, this book ain t worth it.
Number one THERES NO PLOT LITERALLY NONE This author was all like, oh let s put a normal teenage girl who has low self esteem AHEM.
BASICALLY HOW ALL CONTEMPORARY NOVELS GO.
And let s not forget about that boy Of course Dessen went for the typical approach Meaning BIKER DUDENow, see I thought it d be some great guy who s hot and sports a six pack and all.
basically my dream guy in every book.
DA HELL TO THE NO.
This dude restrains from wanting to strangle him HE S STUPID.
HE HAS A FREAKING IQ OF A DAMN CHEETO PUFF.
There s just nothing to him He s got the looks, everything else is just.
And this leads to number two ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE BORING They just have no life to them whatsoeverAuden, MC , gives no than a crap on making friends, and likeis the next freaking Einst 3.
5 starsMaybe it s true, and being a girl could not be about interest rates and skinny jeans, riding bikes and wearing pink Not about any one thing, but everythingAlthough the story was a bit slow, it was written nice and easy I really liked the premise and the characterization of AudenShe grew up under the strict tutelage of her intimidating, condescending mother while her barely visible dad always manages to escape his daddy roles in the guise of perfecting his craft in writing I don t know which one I dislike , her mom or her dad I guess there s no other way to put it They both suck I d hate to be Auden and I clearly should be appreciative of my parents.
I could strongly connect with Auden s poor social skills but only Cross posted from my blog review Auden is your classic overachiever she s studious and entirely too serious What s , she deprived herself of a normal high school experience one with friends and fun opting instead for the academic route Which did indeed work, because she got into a great university, the one she d be attending come August In the meantime, there is the whole summer stretching before her, and suddenly, spending it at home with her holier than thou, my feminism is better than yours, literary professor of a mother and her revolving door of grad student flirts, dinner parties and drinking isn t cutting it So, Auden decides to spend summer in Colby this isn t set in Lakeview with her father, her s
not the best sarah dessen, but, you know, not the worst.
there s kind of an interesting exploration of feminism and female gender identity in here which is not exactly what you d expect like, when this book started out by describing the protagonist s mom with this paragraph She was an expert on women in literature but didn t much like them in practice Partly, it was because so many of them were jealous, going on to describe her unbeliiiiiieeeeevable intelligence, success, beauty, and rockin bod apparently, these are goddamn envy kryptonite to women everywhere.
not a great start.
but then the book takes a truly astounding number of pages to kindatake down that way of thinking very lightly but like a lot of this book works as a depiction of women who can be both smart and pretty, both sporty and girly, both intellectual and pink dress wearing.
it does so slop Reading Sarah Dessen is like walking into an air conditioned store after a hot, humid day in the sun Reading Sarah Dessen is also like drinking an ice cold smoothie after a long, harsh marathon And finally, reading Sarah Dessen is like eating comfort food you always know what you re going to get, a tasty, satisfying treat.
Auden has just finished her senior year and looks forward to spending the summer like she usually does staying home and studying, while occasionally attending the parties hosted by her mom for her grad students However, instead of following routine like she usually does, Auden decides to spend the summer at the attractive beach town where her dad and his new family reside There, she meets her half sister, Thisbe, as well as her first group of real fri
however, i have come to notice that SD novels are very formulaic i mean, i get it if it aint broke, dont fix it and even though i have grown to a certain level of comfortability with her stories, i kind of wish she would break the trend every once in a while but she has a style and she does it well, so i cant really fault her for that.
regardless, i think is probably my favourite story of hers so far i really enjoyed all of the characters and the storyline eli is freaking adorable my gosh i could have read a whole book about him but i enjoyed how he helps auden make up for the childhood she miss