Really Really Short Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


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Really Really Short Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan MatsonSince You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Published by Simon & Schuster on May 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 449

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?


Took me a whole but I finally read it and I’m glad I did. Here are a few reasons why:

1. This book is full of lists. Bucket lists that makes you want to do all the summer things.

2. Frank Porter. Wonderful Frank and all his adorableness. I need a running buddy like Frank.

“He looked right back at me as he gave me a half smile. “You’re the brightest thing in the room,” he said. He lifted his hand from my waist, and slowly, carefully brushed a stray lock of hair from my cheek. “You shine.”

3. Collins and the rest of the gang. Definitely some cute friendships. And I do love a story that focuses on friendship.

Collins went on, smiling wisely at me. “Sometime, when the moment is right, remind me to tell you the story of my time in Disney jail.” He lowered his voice and leaned closer to me. “Spoiler alert—not the happiest place on earth.”

4. Though it frustrated me at the start how floundering and dependent Emily was on Sloane. I appreciated Emily’s growth with each activity on the list and really finding herself.

PS. Check out Jackie’s 5 star FULL REVIEW of Since You’ve Been Gone HERE!


Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

4 Replies to “Really Really Short Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson”

  1. Yessss I’m so glad you enjoyed this one Jackie! I loved Emily’s growth over the course of the book.

    1. Definitely a fun read. I appreciated Emily’s growth!

  2. Yay for it focusing more on friendships (they’re the best, and weirdly the ones I most love, haha). AND FRANK, OKAY I’M SOLD ON FRANK WITH JUST THAT QUOTE TO BE HONEST.

    1. Friendship is the way to go!
      Ugh, yes, Frank. Totally worth reading just for Frank.

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