Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson

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“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.”

I really liked this book. I’d been meaning to read it for a while – I’d pick it up at Barnes and Nobel and make a mental note to read it. I finally did; was not disappointed. I have to say I think what I liked most about it was it’s flow. I enjoyed the pacing and the plot and I felt it kept you interested. I enjoyed the characters – even when they annoyed me. I liked the quirkiness and drama.

The only thing I can really criticize (not that I have to come up with a criticism) is that I can’t pinpoint exactly what made this book good. I mean, characters, plot, comedy, drama, romance, all the factors were there which made it good but I can’t say anything really stands out.

I did love Frank. I felt a little conflicted about his character toward the end bit but I think for the purpose of the story it made sense. (Being vague to avoid spoilers). I loved his running mix as well – you can’t go wrong with Mumford and Sons or Twenty One Pilots.

I would say overall this book was good and I think it was worth a read but it had the potential to be great.

 

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