(This is just a short book review)
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson is a contemporary, young adult romance that was published on May 6, 2014 by Simon & Schuster.
There may be spoilers below but I’ll warn you guys if there is.
This story follows our main character Emily and she’s planning on having the best summer of her life. But then her best friend Sloane dissapears and she thinks her whole life is over.
The only thing Sloane leaves behind is a list of things to before the summer ends which has things like Go apple-picking at night, go skinny dipping, kiss a stranger, Dance until dawn (etc.).
With the help of Frank Porter, she tries to check off the 13 things on her list.
Throughout the summer, she creates new friendship, new relationships and she grows from a dependent and shy person to a independent risk-taker person which was incredibly beautiful to read.
I really fell in love with this story in whole, I loved every character and the experiences they all had. They were literally goals in everything.
After Sloane dissapears, Emily starts adventuring with Dawn, Frank and Collins(Matthew) and they end up spending most of the time late at Frank’s house.
Even though this book has amazing romance, it’s mostly about friendship and the ups and downs of it. Which is actually relatable to anyone who’s ever had some kind of friendship before.
I could definitely relate to Emily’s character in the beginning because i’m extremely shy and I can’t seem to have a normal conversation with boys(which is stressful) . I wish someone would help me concur it like Sloane basically did for Emily. She was really a character that everyone would root for.
I couldn’t put this book down whenever I had free time, it was so addicting.
I reccomend this book any teenager who loves light-hearted and romantic reads that also has life lessons in it.