Sunday, May 24, 2009

Win a Copy of Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen!

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (June 16, 2009)

- Contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered! -

It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

For your chance to win a copy please leave a comment with your name and email address. No email address, no entry!

For extra entries:

+1 for becoming a follower or already a follower

+1 for each place you link the contest to (blog, myspace, facebook, etc). That means you can have however many entries you want by spreading the word. Please leave the link(s) of each place that you posted.

+1 if you tell me your favorite Sarah Dessen character crush. Mine is Dexter.

The contest is only open to US & Canada Residents and will end June 15th at midnight (central time).

Don't forget to check back next month for Sarah Dessen Extravaganza!



Ashley said...

Yay!!! I cannot wait for this to come out!
I am already a follower.
My character crush is also Dexter, because I'm a sucker for a musician. :)


Jenna said...

This one is at the top of my "can't wait to come out" list. I love Sarah Dessen (Who doesn't?) and her amazing books.

I'm already a follower.

My Sarah Dessen character crush is Owen. I just love how passionate he is about music.


Katie said...

Enter me! I'm already a follower, I put a link in my sidebar, and my SD crush would be Owen.

bridget3420 said...

Count me in:)


bridget3420 said...

I'm already a follower.


bridget3420 said...

Posted this contest on my sidebar


Alexxx said...



breakmyheart1369 said...

I'm so excited about her new book. My Dessen crush is a definate tie between Dexter (for being so adorkably amazing) and Owen (for being a badboy who falls in love... and for inspiring me to begin my own form of enlightenment). Wes is number three because it's just so hard not to love him. Lol.

- Brittany

Bookworm said...

Wow this looks amazing! I actually haven't read any Dessen books, that's why I'm eager for this one to be released!

+1 this will be linked to my sidebar
+1 I'm already a follower!

Thanks for the great contest!
-- Bookworm


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I can't wait to read this one! My crush is on Owen, because I thought he was so funny and I loved his passion for music-he appealed to my inner high schooler.
I'm already a follower!

debbiesworld said...

Please enter me! I also blogged about this contest here: and I already follow you in Google Reader. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

debbiesworld said...

I also posted a tweet about this but not sure how to find the direct link. I'm dasuzuki there. thanks. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

Kate-la said...

I can't wait for this book!!

As for my favorite Sarah Dessen character crush it's most definitly Owen. He's amazing and strong and supportive, and I wish I has one of my own.

I linked the contest on my blog

P.S. It's really cool that you do contest like this!

Kate-la said...

So, I totally forgot to leave my email address - oops.

Kate Krsnak

Thao said...

I just became a follower and my crush is Wes from TTAF :)



mindy said...

sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Anonymous said...

zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sounds great!

scottsgal said...

Please count me in too! Fave SD crush is Owen.

Also a follower

msboatgal at

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.



Abby said...

I am on the hunt for a great summer read!

ajcmeyer AT go DOt com

jemscout425 said...

love to add this to my summer reading list

*~Dani~* said...

Enter me please!


dmhabers at gmail dot com

Shelby said...


And Wes is by faaaaar my favorite Sarah Dessen character crush.

Jessica said...

I really want to read this! So thanks!
+1 I am already a follower
+1 linked in my sidebar at
+1 mine is Dexter too!

Amy said...

AWESOME contest! My fave is Wes-so mysterious:-D
I'm already a follower..

Holly said...

I follow. And this looks like a cute book!

MssJos said...

So excited for this one!
+1 Already Following
+1 I have linked to my sidebar at
+1 My crush is definitely Wes from TTAF! (Although love Dexter too!)

Thanks for hosting!

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

Erica said...

I'm already a follower.
And My Dessen crush would probably have to be Owen. I really like Wes too.

:) Erica

gaby317 said...

Count me in please!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Eli said...

Fantastic contest! :)

+1 I'm a follower

+1 Contest is linked on my blogs left sidebar.

+1 And I agree.. I like Dexter as well! :)(though I can think of a few that almost tie with him!)

Eli Marsh

Belinda said...

This sounds like a good read.
1bmore @ gmail . com

quiltingreader said...

13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

Mishia said...

Looks like a great read!

Mishia said...

I follow!



count me in

Everyone have a great week!

Ashley said...

Please enter me, thanks!

+1 I now follow.

+1 My favorite Sarah Dessen crush is Wes from The Truth About Forever.

+1 I posted this on my sidebar at

Pat said...

I've never ready any of her books, so I'd love to win this - it looks great!

Heather M said...

I'd love to win this!! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

Heather M said...

and I follow you! Thanks

AmandaK said...

That book looks fantastic!


TruBlu93 said...

This is too cool


I am already a follower
My Sarah Dessen crush is Wes from the Truth About Forever

thanks for the opportunity

Cindy said...

enter me please

Sarah Z said...

Sounds like a great summer read!
believedreamcourage (at)

Kaitlyn said...

I love Sarah Dessen!

and I put a link on my page.

Ashley said...

Ohhh, apparently I can't enter cos I'm in Canada, but I plugged the contest on twitter:

I love Dexter as well, but I think that Wes is my favourite Sarah guy.

throuthehaze said...

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

i follow
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

i like Owen

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for opening it up to Canadian residents =)

Here's my e-mail:

I'm also following you guys.

Steph Su said...

Ooh hooray! I want to read this so bad! My favorite Sarah Dessen male is Dexter as well. He's just the funniest, sweetest, and smartest. :)

I already follow, and I've linked to this contest on my sidebar.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Jenna said...

+5 surprise entry.

I have to use my extra entries. This book has just been calling out to me, and I can't ignore it!

Iryna said...

I am a follower, this contest is on my blog's sidebar and by favourite crush is Wes. ;)

I'm really looking forward to this giveaway. I absolutely adore Sarah Dessen!

Katie said...
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Katie said...

Awesome - count me in!
I just starting following, and my favorite crush is Wes. Oh yeah. Definitely. xD

Almost forgot my email!

Kelly said...

This sounds great!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

forgatmigej said...

Yay! I cannot wait for this book to come out.


In my opinion, Wes is my favorite book crush by Sarah. He is amazing and I love how he helps Macy move on in life.

Heather said...

Whooo hoo can't wait for this book to arrive! Yay! Enter me pretty please!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

♔ jessica.marie said...

I am oh so excited for this release, I have loved Sarah Dessen for years and she is one of my favorite young adult authors!

I am a new follower.

If I had to pick a crush it would also be Dexter! ^_^

Brittany said...

+1 for becoming a follower
+1 linked in my sidebar
+1 linked from myspace

+1 Can anyone really choose anyone other than Dexter as a Sarah Dessen character crush?

Marie said...

I would love to read this!

I am a follower.

And I would choose Dexter also :-)

heatherzilla said...

Sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the contest.

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great book!!


Nora said...

Can't wait to read this! I'm a follower and my crush is definitely Wes.


gahome2mom said...

Cool! Another book by Sarah.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

gahome2mom said...

I just became a new follower.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

towerofbooks said...

Count me in. towerofbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

+1 for becoming a follower or already a follower

+1 for each place you link the contest to (blog --

Miss Cindy said...

Enter me please :)

+1 I am a follwer


Rin♥ said...

Yaay! Great contest!

Alexa said...

I'd love to win this.

I'm a follower.


Peace said...

my Sarah Dessen character crush is Dexter from this lullaby because he knows, deep down that Remy loves him and he doesn't give up (so cute!)

Kim said...

I haven't yet read any Sarah Dessen--this book really looks so cute to me though.

+1 I'm already a follower

Thanks for the contest!

Diana Dang said...

I have linked this contest to my blog's sidebar: and twittered it:

faked_sugartone at hotmail

sarahirene said...

Hello! I would love to be entered into your contest. My name is Sarah Hanson and my email is


1. Became a follower
2. Linked this site to my blog and my facebook; it's in my facebook status and on
3. My favorite crush would have to be Owen. He's just so cute! [= Thank you!!

pirate penguin said...

Yay for Sarah Dessen books!

1.) I just became a follower.
2.) I'd have to say my favorite character is Owen...I like how he forces Annabel to be honest with herself when she's so used to keeping quiet. :)

pirate penguin said...

whoops! forgot my e-mail.

Megan said...

I can't wait to read this.

I already follow


jessjordan said...


+1--following you now :)

+1--Dexter all the way ;)

elaing8 said...

please include me in the giveaway,my niece loves this author and if i win it will go to her.
thank you

elaing8 said...

I'm now a follower


Hillary said...

Please enter me.

writemeg said...

So excited to read this one -- I've been counting down for so long!

+1 My character crush is absoulely Owen -- I fell for him about ten seconds after meeting him! He reminds me so much of a friend, I actually told him he should read the book (and he did -- what a guy!)

Thanks for the chance!

writing.meg [at]

loveenclosed said...

I became a new follower!

And my crush from a Dessen novel would have to be Dexter...or maybe Wes. It's always so hard to choose!

Anonymous said...

my sarah dessen crush is definately wes!! omgosh hes wonderful.

becoming a follower for sure!

~The Book Pixie said...

This is awesome! I love Sarah Dessen's books.

+1 I'm a follower

+1 Linked to contest in sidebar here:

+1 I must confess to being torn between Owen and Wes. If I had to choose though, I think I'd go with Wes.


girlrockingguna said...

+1 just followed
+1 link on twitter
+1 i pick owen. he was such a nice guy :)

WhatBriReads said...

Please enter me!

Already a follower.
Posted a link on my sidebar.
And I'd have to say Owen :)


Rin♥ said...

Awexome contest!!!

~ EnnaRin

LittleEagle said...

I'd really like to win this book. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Book Spot said...

can I get +1 if I say that I haven't read any Sarah Dessen books yet but I think Trent Ford (Macon) or whoever was cute in How to Deal? (it was not quite one book so I don't know who that'd count as)


soundistheword3 said...

First of all, I'm a follower :)
Like you, Dexter is my favorite Sarah Dessen character crush(though Wes is a VERY close second). I'd be a sucker for his persistance.
I've blogged about this over here:

Kristin at

notemily said...

First of all, Owen. Always Owen.

My name is Sophie and my email is

And I'm becoming a follower.

Kristin said...

I'm Kristin and my email's!
I am a Wes lover first and foremost. Though Dexter and Nate come a pretty close 2nd/3rd place.

Bookworm said...

Agh! I hate to be annoying, but I just got a copy from a fellow blogger, and I want someone else to win! So just ignore my entry, but I'm still keeping the link up on my blog because it's a great contest that lots of people should enter!!!

Belinda M said...

Please include me in the giveaway

+1 I am a new follower

+1 I have shared your giveaway here

"Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Fun:"


Ashley said...

Ooh please enter me, I really want to read this. booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley said...

+1 I posted this on my sidebar at

Ashley said...

+1 I'm already a follower :)

Ashley said...

+1 My favorite character crush is Wes, for sure. :D

Jenn said...

My crush is definatly on Owen! I am a follower so please enter me!

Amber[ella] said...

how did i miss this contest before!! I have wanted this book so bad and will be buying it tomorrow if i don't win this!!!

I am already a follower!!


Crosses fingers!!

Liz said...

I love Sarah Dessen! I really want this book!

+1 I became a follower

My Crush is Owen!


fayeflame said...

faith m

my SD crush is also OWEN *grin*

already a follower

sidebar under contest blog

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I'd love to win this book, thank you very much for the chance :) And my crush would HAVE to be WES lol