Along for the ride : a novel
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.
Family Relationships; Divorce; Step parent; divorced parents; separate homes; step mother; step sibling
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
summer; romance; baby; boutique; insomnia; adventures; friendship; summer job
Dessen, Sarah, "Along for the ride : a novel" (2009). Diverse Families. 1230.