The book Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, is about a girl trying to find her way. The story takes place in a beach town called Colby, with the main character being Auden. Auden is a girl who just graduated High school and decided to spend the summer with her dad and her step-mom and her new little sister. She was a girl that her whole life was focused on doing well in school. She would study instead of having a normal childhood. So she thought she was not living her life to the fullest like her brother Hollis. When she got to Colby, she met some good and not so good people. She didn't know how to be social but she tried, and ended up meeting three really good friends. And then there was Eli, a guy who keep to him self because of his tragic lose. She doesn't know why but she starts to spend endless nights with him. Eli nor Auden sleep at night, because of what they have been going though. So Eli helps Auden do her "quest" witch were things you would do in your childhood like riding a bike. What will happen with Eli and Auden will she end but going Along for the Ride.
I finished this book, a month ago. It is my favorite book, by the detail from the author and the feeling you get from each character. The story is packed with emotion, and a unique romance. The theme of the story was no matter what you do in life, you can always change it. It only takes you wanting to change your life. So I recommend this book to any teenage girl who wants a good Summer read.