Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Synopsis: 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?

Here’s the deal.

 Sloane has been best friends with our main character (Emily) and when she suddenly disappears, Emily receives a letter that contains a to-do list. Of course Emily tries to do the list for  she thinks that she can decipher the to do list and find Sloane, but she didn’t know this will lead her in discovering herself

Here is my view on some of the characters:

Emily: The main protagonist, the shadow out of the two. You can clearly deduct that she’s the “Sloane-and-the-other-girl” type of friend. She’s very timid and often spends her time alone especially now that Sloane’s gone. However the list will have a great impact on her life.

Sloane: is the active, outdoor-driven, life of the party friend. She’s the one that you know will have many stories to tell when she gets old. She’s also kind of the mystery of the story because all of a sudden she leaves Emily with the crazy to-do list.

Frank: Intelligent, responsible, he has the A student description that you can think of, he’ll play a great role in the story and to Emily’s life as well.

Collin: Comparing his friendship with frank, he is like Sloane. Very vocal, loud and lively but he will definitely prove that there is so much more than meets the eye.

The list, the way the main character does each item on the list is unpredictable, you think she will do it this way and then she doesn’t which is probably the reason why I couldn’t put this book down. It’s also nice that she develops friendship with these different people and bond with her brother, because with the help of the aforementioned people she develops vastly since the day her friend left. She’s flawed, she will commit mistakes, stupid ones but these mistakes are essential on her emotional growth and acceptance.

I want to know more from the characters so much! I can’t wait to read more from Morgan Matson!

Since you’ve been gone is a contemporary book that’s about friendship, adventure, and self-discovery. The characters are vibrant and easy to love. This is a must read!

RATINGS:  93% out of 100%

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Stay awesome!
Trisha x

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