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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  181 ratings  ·  32 reviews
The light at the end of nice boy Ian s boring summer is Danielle, someone he met online who might be really hot and who might have agreed to have sex with him. Ian is new to this sex thing and Danielle is nine hundred miles away, but Ian thinks Danielle mightbe the right girl, and if he can get himself and his two best friends, Lance and Felicia, into his aged Oldsmobile a ...more
Paperback, splashproof beach read, 100% waterproof, 224 pages
Published May 17th 2007 by Puffin (first published 2006)
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86th out of 156 books — 48 voters
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Kelly
The story of seventeen year old Ian Lafferty starts out on a typical morning of a typical day. It’s a quick and humorous introduction to the life of a nice guy who’d like to be something less than, yet more than himself. He wants to kiss a girl, he wants to have sex with a girl and he wants it to be before the end of the summer. He’s got four days to accomplish his task and he even has the girl. What he doesn’t anticipate is the company of this two best friends on a road trip that takes several ...more
Terry
Seems like too many writers are turning their scripts into YA books (I Love You, Beth Cooper). This one was actually made into a movie ("Sex Drive"), and the book reads like a screen treatment. Of course, what wound up in the Hollywood version doesn't much resemble the book beyond the most basic elements, so even if you've seen the film, you can enjoy the book on its own terms. They both wind up in about the same place, but take completely different paths. And as Frost pointed out, that makes a ...more
Tarryn
Don't bother. This book was boring and cliche and didn't even have the decency to have any humorous interjections to make the cliches bearable. If I didn't have a thing about finishing a book after I start it I would have tossed it after the first few pages. You want something entertaining, then go watch Sex Drive, the movie that was supposedly based off of this book. But I can assure you that the movie was smart and only followed about 2% of the book. THANK GOD.
Jake
Out of today's daring, provocative, and sometimes raunchy brand of comedy movies emerging as a genre all its own, few movies have the ability to make me laugh as did the 2008 landmark comedy Sex Drive. I watched this movie with friends on a regular basis to a point where we could quote any amount of dialogue from any scene. A friend of mine even looked into making an actual webpage out of the impromptu website Randy (of Andy & Randy) makes up while joking with Ian, totalfuckingawesomeness.co ...more
Lotuslulu
I picked up this book to add to my in-class book club thinking it might be something the seniors would enjoy reading because they could relate to some of the situations and thoughts of the characters. I wasn't wrong, but I choose it for the wrong class, this is too simple a read for 17 year old students, and so I have put it into the grade 9/10 selections instead.

This story reads with little depth, and it's characters are too stereotypical to be relatable on anything more than a superficial lev
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Joey Dice
This book is very funny, enjoying, and made me want to keep reading because it made me want to know what happened next. It is about a kid named Ian Lafferty he is a nice boy but yet a teenage guy which means he often thinks about sex about every seven seconds. Ian is a sex crazed virgin though, Ian wants some excitement in his life this summer instead of doing is usal like working for the donut shop everyday and working in that horrific donut costume, so to had some thrill in his life this summe ...more
Danny Araujo
all the way is a book about a nice boy, Ian, and his friends that go on a ride from Chicago to south Carolina. the reason is because so Ian can meet the girl of his dreams that he met on the internet. driven by hormones, he and his friends Felicia and Lance go to south Carolina together. one external conflict is that Ian and his friends are becoming closer during the trip and a lot is revealed. one internal conflict is that Ian is being brainwashed by this girl and is doing things he never does. ...more
Bryce
Oct 12, 2010 Bryce added it
All the way is a crazy funny book that keeps you reading the book from page one. Iain is a total loner who only has a few friends and spends all summer working and playing video games. Through out the summer he is talking to this girl online who really wants to meet him.In the last weekend of the summer he and his two friends take a road trip to lose Iains "v" card. In the end he ends up with the person he has been with his whole life.
The plot is very well paced and is very understandable. On t
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Jeff Sawtell
I thought that All The Way was way better then the movie "Sex Drive." I could relate to te plot because I am a teenager. The plot was very modern day related. It was written as a narative which made the book more easy to understand. It's main theam was two hormone indused teenage boys and one girl going almost 2,000 miles so their best friend could lose his virginity to a girl that he met on the internet. Ian who is the main subject in this story was the one who was willing to drive all the way ...more
Trevor Wood
I enjoyed the book very much. The story starts with Ian trying to get out of going to Chicago with his friends.It has an intresting adventure story line to it about their adventure to get Ian laid in Charlston. I recomend this book to anyone who likes a funny exploration story. This book was enjoyable because it is an easy read that has a good sense of humor and kept my intrested. I could connect with the story when Ian goes to the store to buy condoms and he is embarassed because I've felt the ...more
Lauren Z.
Jan 03, 2008 Lauren Z. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teens of 14+
Personally i think this book may have been a little bit innapproprite, it was a good book but it was a little too detailed and could have done without some things. I liked the book but there were some things that i didnt like about it, the ending of the book reminded me of some personal issues and it made me think really hard and i just don't know. Other then that it was a generally a good book. I didnt pick this book out, my friend gave it to me because i needed a book and i ended up finishing ...more
Susan O'connor
This was Avery mundane read. The whole premise is about a nerd trying to have sex with a hot chick over the Internet at the end of summer break. He drives 1000 miles to have his first sexual encounter Really? It was just over and over this happens and he can't have sex and this, in the end when he gets to have it he refuses finding out his true love was one of his female friends that went with him on the trip like duh! Blah is all I say...
Joseph Tate
Just a short review. Its a really good story, its full of laughs, and it has very lovable characters. Its just easier to tell a joke than to write one. All in all a good read.
Sharlyn Paulino
I like this book because it fits into a teenagers life. Its a teenagers quest to meet this girl he met on the internet. It's interesting and funny at the same time. Ian, the main character of the book takes a road trip to meet Danielle, the girl he met on the internet.
This book is funny because throughout the trip all he thinks about is sex, and its normal for a teenage kid in high school.
Katie
This book had its moments. It reminded me a lot of the road trip in Paper Towns, but with less “finding the girl for love and understanding of yourself” and more “finding the girl for sex and slight understanding”. Still, I liked it well enough.

I totally found this book at Ollie’s for $1.99. I was beyond stoked, and I’m totally going back there all the time!

Now, I’m off to find the movie.
Richard
This book was a little cliche, or maybe a lot, but I thought the story was good. You could see the eventual get together of Ian and Felicia from a mile away. But I enjoyed it. I was laughing a lot and the characterizations were good. Seems like an unlikely group of friends though. Ah well. 4 Stars.
David
YA novel about kid from Chicago who wants to travel cross country in an attempt to lose his virginity. His two friends join him and that leads to obstacles along the way. Well written and I think 15-17 year old boys would enjoy.
Damien Gopen
one of the funniest books i've ever read! based on a really goood movie that alot of people watch so you could picture the movie as you are reading the book.i reccomend highschool students and young adults to older adults.
Angie Barthel
Read it after I worked with Andy Behrens on an event for the movie this book became - Sex Drive. Both great in their own ways but per usual, I liked the book better.
Kricket
a fun road-trip adventure full of slapstick humor and shenanigans. i predicted the ending several miles away (ha. ha.) but it's a good summer comedy.
Alex
I enjoyed this as a light read, although I'm not sure I cared for Ian too much.
Felicia and Lance, however, kept me entertained.
Mimi
This is a funny, entertaining book. I've never read a book like this before, and I'm glad I read this book because it's GREAT!
Ted
Just read that the movie "Sex Drive" is based on this book.
Hope the movie is better than this book.
Ryan Evans
This is one of the better books I have read this year, it had really good humor through out the book.
Shanna
This star is given for the one time I sort of half-ass laughed. Other than that, not worth reading at all...
Tommy Johnson
I cant remember anything about this book, but I distinctly remember it being funny.
Dennis
had some humor.. but a over played story.. but worth reading very quick read
Bernard Morris
The movie was way funnier( Sexdrive) but it was a plesent weekend read!
Zach stripling
May 16, 2012 Zach stripling marked it as to-read


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Andy Behrens is the author of two previous children’s books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
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