Title: Since You've Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Format: Hardback, 449 pages
Time to Read: 4 days
Goodread's Bio: 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?
My Review: oh my, this book was very good. i kept seeing it all over here and goodreads so i snatched it up as soon as i could. i actually skipped over another book to read this because i could hear it calling me and man did i make a good decision there!!
i really liked the main character Emily. i used to have a best friend relationships like hers and Sloane, and it went pretty much like theirs. she put herself out there so much throughout the book and i really wish i could have those balls sometimes!!
the love story part of this was great, i never felt like it was too corny or fast paced or cheesy. Frank is a great character. and those mixes they made for eachother's iPods! i will be looking up a ton of those songs!
it was a little long and a few things could've been left out, but overall i really like it and didn't want it to end, maybe they'll be another one following how that ending went!
Recommend it?: Yes :] it's a lovely read that doesn't go too deep into anything and is an easy read!