Thursday, December 11, 2014

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Published by Simon and Schuster on May 6, 2014

Summary: "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? Ok, 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?"  -- From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book.  The relationship between Emily and Sloane was easy and carefree.  Although Sloane was more popular, I felt that she definitely cared about Emily and their friendship.  I also liked how the story was told with some flashbacks, which reinforced different events and how they were important to the girls' friendship.  As the summer of the list goes on, Emily grows more confident.  She is able to stand on her own without having to use Sloane as a crutch.  The ending is great, and I felt it gave everyone the closure that they needed.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy from my library.

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