Order This Book OnlineFor Sarah Dessen’s fans, Along for the Ride is a book worth waiting for. It centers on Auden, awkward and shy, in her last summer before college. Alienated from her family, she learns to find a new “home” of the heart with some surprising new friends…but can she keep them? And will she come to better terms with her difficult family? The journey Dessen is, as always, subtle and complex. It’s a great read for summer, but its memory will last long after the season.