A New York Times bestseller
Up all night.
Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.
Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.
Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen. . . .
“As with all Dessen’s books, [this] is a must-have” —VOYA, starred review
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye
Studious good girl Auden, named for the poet, makes a snap decision to spend her summer before college at her father's beach house rather than with her mother, a professor whose bad habits include male grad students. Auden's parents divorced three years earlier, a split she's not yet over. Her remarried father has already produced another heir, a colicky baby named Thisbe (after a tragic figure from Shakespeare), with his young wife, Heidi, who owns a boutique. Feeling sympathy for stressed-out Heidi, Auden agrees to do the shop's bookkeeping, providing her with an instant social circle the teenage clerks plus the boys from the neighboring bike rental, including hunky, wounded Eli. Both night owls, Auden and Eli bond when he coaxes her to experience childhood activities bowling, food fights, learning to ride a bike that her insufferable parents never bothered to provide. Auden's thoughtful observations make for enjoyable reading this is solid if not "top shelf" Dessen: another summer of transformation in which the heroine learns that growing up means "propelling yourself forward, into whatever lies ahead, one turn of the wheel at a time." Ages 12 up.
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This book was one of the best books I have ever read. This was not the first book that I have read by Sarah Dessen, but it was definintly one of her best! The characters all had great personalities, and they were so enjoyable to read about. I recommend it for everyone who loves books about teenage love and the difficult situations they have to go through.
Love this book
I LOVE this book. It starts out a little bit slow and a few of the characters are unlike able but once you start to understand how they work into this story it comes to life and you can’t put it down. It’s a surprising love story in different ways then you’d expect. There’s usually a new turn that you always like. I highly recommend giving this book a shot👍
Dessen's Absolute Best
I've read each one of Dessen's books and somehow this book remains my favorite. Not only is it about romance or humor, the story causes both the main character and reader to leave with an open mind. Don't think about it, just read it, you'll like the ride.