Contemporary · Drama · Fiction · Romance · Young Adult

Since You’ve Been Gone Book Review

20860299Author: Morgan Matson
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: May 6 2014


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?

My review

I am officially smitten in this book! 

When I first started reading it, I thought it got the Paper Towns-y feeling because of a missing friend leaving something behind that could probably stand as a clue. But when I get to the second second chapter, I was hit by the fact that, no it isn’t like Paper Towns. At. All.

The book is beautifully written that would sure hit you right in the feels, the lines are really catchy and ooh the playlists too! I love knowing that Frank has Kiss Me Slowly in his playlist. Emily’s character development was really great, I love how she evolved from the shy girl who is dependent to her best friend to a girl who is confident and brave enough to talk to other people (even though it’s a little awkward at first) and do skinny-dipping. I love how she emerges into her new and improved self as she accomplishes the tasks on the list Sloane left her.

There’s drama, comedy… everything you need to a great rainy day read. It’s empowering, the king of book that will make you wanna break out of your shell and walk out of your comfort zone just like Emily had. It’s a book about love, friendship, family and renewal. It has a lot of feels and amazing playlists, so of you haven’t read Since You’ve been Gone yet, better pick it up now and read it! 

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