Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen In my opinion, truly good author writes using her or his personal experience as the main source of inspiration and informations. Simple, but effective - write about things you know the best! And, surely, Sarah Dessen believes in the same principal. Althought, this is just her second novel I've read so far, I noticed some similarities and somehow it made everything about this book so much more appealing. I really liked Auden - other characers as well, but her especially because I recognized so much of myself in Auden. Girl power!:)