"Along for the Ride" is a captivating young adult novel from "New York Times" Number One bestseller Sarah Dessen, about learning to let go and enjoy life. Auden has always felt like the odd one out. Since her parents' divorce she's shied away, studying lots and staying out of the party scene. But now Auden's realized there must be something more and, just like that, she changes everything. Moving to her dad's house opens up a whole new whole of beach parties, food fights - and simply having fun. As she gets to know herself - and a secretive boy with dark, brooding eyes - can Auden begin to let go and finally feel like she truly belongs? Acclaim for Sarah Dessen: "Unputdownable". ("MIZZ"). "A poignant coming-of-age story". ("Big Issue"). "A compelling story and beautifully written". ("Time Out"). Sarah Dessen is the author of six stunning teen novels: "Just Listen", "The Truth about Forever", "Lock and Key", "That Summer" and "What Happened to Goodbye". She lives in the countryside in North Carolina with her daughter, husband, some lizards and two very spoilt dogs - read her once and fall in love.