"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!