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Along for the Ride Summary
Sarah Dessen

Everything you need to understand or teach Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen.

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Along for the Ride Summary

Plot Summary

Sarah Dessen's novel Along for the Ride follows Auden West through the summer before she begins college. Auden has agreed to spend the summer at her father's beachfront home in the tiny town of Colby. Auden is hesitant at first because the extended visit means sharing a living space with her father's young wife, Heidi and the couple's newborn daughter, Thisbe. Auden's parents divorced several years ago and she is still smarting from it. Victoria West, Auden's mother, is a beautiful, successful woman with a sharp tongue and an intellect to match. Her father, Robert West, is a rather nondescript man who is unable to set aside his own needs to help his wife care for a newborn. Auden's younger brother Hollis is her complete opposite. Hollis is something of a charming slacker and the apple of Victoria's eye. When the novel opens, Hollis is backpacking across Europe...

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The Along for the Ride Study Pack contains about 43 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Along for the Ride Study Guide

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