Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Title: Since You’ve Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Format: Paperback
Date Published: July 3, 2015 by Simon and Schuster Children’s
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?

(taken from goodreads)

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Lately, I have been hesitant on reading contemporary novels, those without the supernatural or paranormal stuff that would make things interesting. But, having read Since You’ve Been Gone, it changed my view. I guess, a little bit.

I LOVED THE BOOK SO MUCH. The book does not center on romance or some romantic stuff, which is new to me but I liked it anyway. Like Emily, I’m a bit clingy or kind-of obsessed with my best friend like I just could not live without her sometimes. Emily is one relatable character. It was easy enough to read the book because I could feel Emily when she was alone, without her best friend Sloane.

There was a bit of romance between Frank and Emily. Although my head is settled at the thought that the book was focused on completing the list Sloane has left for Emily, it didn’t bother me but I rather enjoyed it. While the list Sloane made for Emily got her out of her shell, I still hated Sloane for leaving Emily without a word. After 2 YEARS of friendship.

Overall, I love the book and brought back my hope on reading more contemporary novels in the future. It was marvelous and I loved it a lot.

In a well-ordered universe, I will make my best friend read the book.signature


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