Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Purchased
Pages: 449
Series: Standalone
Release Date: May 6, 2014

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? Ok, 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...

Oh my gosh. This book is beyond amazing. When I got to the end, I wanted more. Like, I really did NOT want it to end! LOVED IT.

This was my first book that I have read by Morgan Matson. I can guarantee that this will not be my last! 

I could relate to the main character so perfectly. I loved being able to go through everything with her as she grew throughout the book. I felt like I was one of her friends while I was reading this book. It was just so awesome.

The romance in this book was awesome. It wasn't one of those books where it was mainly focused on the romance, but it just kind of happened. AND I AM SO GLAD IT HAPPENED! OH MY GOSH. I loved Emily and the boy who I will not mention together! SO CUTE.

I thought that the whole idea of this book was amazing. I kind of wish I had a best friend and one that would do this for me to help break me out of my shell! I think that the list was super awesome and sounded really fun but also scary.

I loved the friendship aspect in this book. I have had some really bad experiences with friendships in the past, which is why I don't have a best friend, and I loved everything about Emily and Sloane's friendship. I think that Emily is very lucky to have such a great best friend to want to help her. I want a best friend like that!

I also think that the music in this book was awesome! The playlist that were in the book had some super awesome music in them and I discovered some songs that I didn't know about that I really like!

Overall, I REALLY like this book. It is a perfect summer read. I definitely suggest reading this book! You'll love it!


  1. YES!! I read this book last month and I enjoyed it too! Morgan Matson is an amazing writer! And yes, her other books are just as good!
    I'm really glad that you enjoyed it! XD

  2. You are dead on with this review! This is my favorite of Morgan Matson's books, and it's also a favorite of mine for all time! Such an amazing read - the romance was so cute, just as you said and I also loved the friendship aspects of this book. And the playlists! They were awesome. I also loved the family relationships in this book. Her other books are fantastic as well, do you know which one you want to dive into next?

    1. I totally forgot that I have read Amy & Rogers Epic Detour already haha. Oops!



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