"You know, if you don't know how to ride a bike, it's nothing to be ashamed of ," Eli said.
"I can ride a bike," I said "I just... I haven't had the opportunity in a while."
Riding a bike is only one of the many things Auden has missed out on. Even before her parents' divorce, she was cast in the role of little adult, never making waves, focusing on academics to please her demanding mother.
Now she's spending the summer before college in the tiny beach town of Colby with her father and his new wife and baby. A job in a trendy boutique introduces her to the world of girls, their friendships, conversations, romances. And then there's Eli, an intriguing loner. A former star on the bike circuit and a fellow insomniac, Eli introduces Auden to the nocturnal world of Colby. Together they embark on a quest: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to put a tragic episode behind him. Combine two lonely people with a charming beach town and an endless supply of long Summer nights, and just about anything can happen.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I have only just started the book but it is very good, it is a page turner, however I am reluctant to sit down and read it whenever I have spare time, but when I sit down and read, there is no stopping me. I suggest it to anyone looking for a light summer read; In my opinion Summer is for light books because there are loads of activities to do in Summer and you don't have a lot of spare time on your hands, you can go back to the book and leave whenever you please (I'm a poet and I don't even know it!), but with an intense book it is hard to put down and your mind is always on that book. Also the settings shows what time to read it, outside, Summer, Autumn, Spring, beach, small town, country-side; That is a Summer book. Inside, city, Autumn, Winter, rain, snow, trapped; That is a Winter book.
Even though I have just started reading it I am enjoying I suggest for people who are unsure of what to read next and are in between study and activities. Comment down below what you recommend to me, I will read it and make a review!
Happy reading, BOOK LUVSIES!
All of my friends were either reading The Hunger Games, had read The Hunger Games or was fandoming over the whole plot (*cough* Lilsey *cough* *cough*). So I decided I would read it, it was very boring, so I just watched the movie, and that made the book even more boring, but then up to a point I got really into it, while I was up at the snow- Me: Just one more page (pg 59) Me: Okay last page (pg 61) Me: No honestly, last page (pg 67) Mum: Come on! Me: Let me just finish this page! (pg 70) Dad: Come down for dinner. Me: Okay just hold on (pg 78) Dad: Now! Me: Fine (pg 81). So now I really like The Hunger Games, it is like Harry Potter, beginning was boring but turned out to be my entire life. Wait... is that a new fandom coming on?! Parents and Friends: Here we go again!
Hey you! Just saying the ending was a total let down. Katniss: Okay everything is well friend-zoned Gale, and now I'm a gonna have a great life with my husband and children. Who cares about the districts we destroyed, I don't need to help them anymore, the nice lady who no one remembers is taking care of it, time to sit and relax.
Yes, you saw it coming. This book is FABULUS!!!! I mean it is just impossible to put down. Such an amazing book, not as great as the other books, because it is written by our queen J.K Rowling, which you can easily tell, the emotions are being portrayed differently, the plot line is a bit off track, but still I love the book. Shout out to my Bae, Anna for buying me this book (ibis, bush, lol). If you take off the front cover, underneath is a black cover with a gold nest/snitch; I absolutely adore books with secret covers underneath. All in all it is the best book I have read this month -I read the Half-Blood Prince in July. But it is also the script for the play, so for some it may be irritating to read, but I like acting so it is perfect (silently re-enacts a scene from the script).
This is a great book by Sarah Mlynowski, it is about a girl going to live by herself with her friend, trying to work out relationships, trying to keep her life afloat and trying to make ends meet. The story she tells her dad about staying with another adult is all just a lie, she does this because she doesn't want to leave her life and move with her dad to a new place, her mum is already half way across the world with her brother. Can she stay out of trouble? Or will it all come crashing down?
I love this book it is so amazing, I can't manage to put the book down.