DIVerse Families
 
Along for the ride : a novel

Title

Along for the ride : a novel

Authors

Sarah Dessen

Publisher

Penguin Group

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780670011940

Pages

383 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Step parent; divorced parents; separate homes; step mother; step sibling

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Twelve to Fourteen
Best of the Best Books, 2009 Fiction
Distinguished Books, 2009 Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2009
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2012
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2010

Keywords

summer; romance; baby; boutique; insomnia; adventures; friendship; summer job

Diversity Impact

direct

Along for the ride : a novel

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