Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Along For The Ride - Sarah Dessen
One thing I love about SD is the references she puts in the novel that link to other novels of hers. Like:
- Morgan and Isabel (From Last Chance or Keeping the Moon) are good friends with Heidi
- Jason Tablot, who was Auden's old crush, was also Macy's old boyfriend in 'The Truth About Forever'. Nate Cross from 'Lock and Key' is another one of her crushes.
- The waitress who serves Auden at the Last Chance, on her first day in Colby, is described as Colie from 'Last Chance (Keeping the Moon)' and Auden also sees Norman.
- Maggie, Leah and Esther mention going to a club where the band were singing off a shopping list. This is probably the Truth Squad in 'This Lullaby'
- Heidi wears a red, key necklace like the ones that Harriet sells in the mall in 'Lock and Key'
I think that is so clever. So...I would recommend this book to anyone in their teens that likes romance and comedy. The writing and structure is good and you will, as it says on the cover, 'Read her once and fall in love' - guaranteed. :)
I give it 5 out of 5
Author's Website: www.sarahdessen.com/