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All the Way

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  283 ratings  ·  47 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 Books (first published 2006)
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Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 31, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Apr 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
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.
Tommy Johnson
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I cant remember anything about this book, but I distinctly remember it being funny.
Jake S
May 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
"All The Way" is a decent summer classic by Andy Behrens. At first it starts out as an average/boring kind of summer when Ian is stuck at home with a summer job while his two friend Felicia and Lance were out of town. Normally with the last week of summer they decide to take a trip to Chicago for a festival named "Lanceapalooza" which is creatively named after Lalapalooza. But, it all gets set back when Ian meets a girl online named Daniella. Daniella who lives in South Carolina is expecting to ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars.

As are most of my reading tastes, this was a random thrift-store find that I had no prior knowledge about. I'd finished my TBR for this month, and needed something quick & easy to read. This was definitely it. Also, the naked book is stunning.
Ian's friends irritated me a bit; they just didn't seem to care about his interests, and Lance was such an ass. Ending was fairly predictable, but I didn't mind. That's what you get for $3 thrift store finds.
A fun, easy and pred
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was fine I suppose. It was an extremely easy read. However, there was absolutely nothing unique about this story and the characters are not likable.
Pyrate Queen
Hoping to have sex for the first time with a girl he has met in on-line chat-room, seventeen-year-old Ian drives with his two best friends from Illinois to South Carolina.
Feb 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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, ...more
Joey Dice
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Vielleicht verdient dieses Buch auch nur 1 Stern für diese unglaubliche Vorhersehbarkeit. Ian soll wohl als sympatisch rüberkommen und mehrmals im Buch wird betont, dass er ja der "nette" Typ ist, davon merkt man komischerweise gar nichts. Von Anfang an ist er unglaublich respektlos gegenüber seinem Chef und später auch gegenüber seinen Freunden. Auch sein "Womanizer"-Kumpel Lance ist nicht sympatischer und sucht sich tatsächlich in jedem Kaff und bei jeder Tanke ein Mädchen zum abschleppen, wel ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jun 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: advisory
Sex Drive
by Andy Behrens
224 pages

Sex Drive is a comedy book. It was recently made into a movie as well. A boy soon to go to college, Lan is desperate to loose his virginity. The only problem is, he was the one all the jocks picked on. One day though, he found the perfect girl, chatting online. She invites him to a party one day and he agrees to go, and lies to his parents and friends about where he is going. Unfortunately his friends catch him and end up tagging along on his cr
Danny Araujo
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Oct 12, 2010 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
This book is about a young man who works at a doughnut shop. Over the summer he didn't do much. He stayed home and played video games, and worked, while his friends were off having fun partying. He was talking to this girl he met online, and he made himself sound different than he really is. He talked like he was a jock, and he photo shopped his picture, and he thought that it was just for fun. Until she said that there was a party going on in the college she goes to, and said he should go. So h ...more
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I suspect you've read o seen this plot before. Virgin boy takes trip cross-country to meet with sure thing. Friends come along, one he may have feelings for. I suspect the draw of this book was that it has specific suburban Chicago references, and that the author is a darn good journalist, but I would just say no on this one. Most irritating was the fact that it's taking place among highschoolers of the current day (our hero has a smartphone) but there are too many references to the author's you ...more
Trevor Wood
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 rated it liked it
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
Jeff Sawtell
Oct 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Solid 3.75 stars. This book was funny, entertaining and totally predictable, but hey, sometimes that's just what you need. & after reading Winger by Andrew Smith, I needed a no brainer. Also - I'm pretty sure I've seen this plot in a movie with Breckin Meyer... something about a road trip and a bus and a blonde college girl. I'm sure of it! This is not bad, but it's no Salinger. Just happy fluff. :) enjoy this quick read- I did!
Susan O'connor
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
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...
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars just because it was so cute. I got used to so many way over the top YA's, I forgot that books like these exist anymore. I have got to be honest though, this is one of the most cliche stories I have ever read. If you're an avid YA reader, you'd get how the story goes (or at least would've guessed it). But! And there is a but, if you looking for a quick read that's simple and funny, this is the book for you. I enjoyed the time I spent with this book, even if it was 3 years ago.
Robert Wharton
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My good reads review: It was a very humorous book because the predicaments the characters found themselves in made me laugh. The plot moved at good pace; it went from scene to scene slow enough that they made sense and fast enough that I didn't get bored. It could have used a few grammar corrections though, then again, I was reading the unedited version. I really think that it's a book worth your time.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
May 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
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.
Sharlyn Paulino
Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: q4
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.
Stasie Dear
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
The story seemed a little predictable, I would have been surprised if Ian followed through with his initial plans. I loved the little thrills/troubles that the three characters got into along the way, thanks LANCE! Seemed like a good weekend thought.
Damien Gopen
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Andy Behrens is the author of two previous children’s books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.