Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You've Been Gone

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.
But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.
Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um…. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:
First off, I started this book the day it came out in May and just finished it in October. That should say something right there. It took too long for me to get into. The plot was too slow that it hardly kept my interest. However, once the pace picked up, I ended up enjoying the book. I wish that the book would started out faster so that it didn’t take me that long to get into it.
Between losing her best friend and falling in love with another friend Emily has a lot that ends up on her place. Matson handles everything with Emily wonderfully. I mean, Sloane left without so much as a goodbye and then poof a letter appears on Emily’s doorstep. Inside the letter is a list that Emily needs to have the A+ summer they dreamed about.  Emily thinks if she completes the list, she will somehow find Sloane. Enter a few corky sidekicks and you have yourself a feel good teenage summer book.  Full of love, hate, lost and running.

3.5/5 Stars


Book Facts:
Title- Since You’ve Been Gone
Author-Morgan Matson
Genre- Young Adult
Publish Date- May 6th 2014
Pages- 449
Format- Ebook (Kindle)
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