Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You've Been GoneAuthor: Megan Morgan

Pages: 449

Year of publishing: 2014

Rating: ★★★✩✩

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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?

Review: The book tells the disappearance of Sloane and her parents, but mostly as Em – the best friend of Sloane- removes the tasks from a list for find to her friend. No, it is not a love affair, but in some ways is like a cloying love affair. Em can’t live without Sloane, does not know what to do with her life without her friend, she needs at her friend for everything. Despite being friends is a relationship in inequality, Em has always lived in the shadow, people know her as the friend of Sloane and sometimes not see her. Sloane is popular, crazy and funny. Sloane is more independent, indeed often is gone a few days without telling Em, but this time seems more serious because they are not her parents nor her car. Em decides to start fulfilling those tasks that needs for find to her friend, but she does not know that this list will bring you many surprises and she will live the best summer of her life. The list contains very crazy things like swimming naked or kiss a stranger and also logical things that are key and only her friend understands and are a total of 13 things. With this list, and what Em ago this summer, she stop being so shy and be more independent for her friend and more open socially.

The story itself is rather simple but the author to make it more attractive because she writes in a very natural way. His writing sometimes makes us feel in touch with the characters, as if we were there and we formed part of the story. But I am not very happy with the end it writes. The reasons why so Sloane it’s like that is, are logical, but I did not like and I expected more. I felt I was missing a second part of the book with more explanation.

The best of this story for me has been the evolution of the characters because it shows what we can achieve when we propose a objective and worst for me is the list because it sometimes seemed endless. The latter think it was because I needed the answer to why all this was happening. And my valuation for this book is 3/5 because the book has a moments very funny and it creates a lot of smiles.

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Written by: Ana

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