I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Simon and Schuster on May 6th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Friendship, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
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…
Emily finds herself navigating the summer before senior year alone with out her best friend, Sloane. The ever confident, carefree beautiful girl who brings Emily out of her shell, they’re two peas in a pod who share every minute together. But Sloane is gone, yet with no explanation she is sent a letter of things to do during the summer. Emily is determined to finish it all just so she can have a clue as to where she is.
Since You’ve Been Gone is a memorable friendship book. Full of tears, laughter and adventures, both Emily and Sloane will remind you that no one is perfect and life is better with a friend by your side. I wish there were books on friendship that had everything in a tiny package, and this was the one exception that had it all. This was probably one of the cutest friendships I’ve ever read before. It felt so real and true. Even though we don’t see much of Sloane, I felt like she was there.
The introduction of all the boys felt so crazy because they all came at the same time. The random looks they gave each other leads you to believe something else is up. So the little clues were a good lead-up to the ending. There is one part where I wasn’t a fan of..The cheating aspect..I don’t know what the result of that was, but I’m guessing they forgave each other. Ahaha my favourite part was chapter 12, the skinny dipping dare was the funniest and so brave of her.
hugs book I can’t even begin to form words for a review. This is the cutest book about friendship, a bit on family and a cute romance. There’s nothing better than reading about an introvert who is super shy and just so happens to have an extrovert best friend. This is one you want to talk about with your own best friend. Definitely buying a copy so I can add it to my collection.. What a start to 2015, a 5/5 book already 🙂
Morgan Matson has a way with story-telling that makes me want to go and grab all her other books because she is becoming one of my favourite contemporary authors right now! Run, don’t walk and get this book, you won’t have any regrets.