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?
I am Emily. That’s all there is to it. I can’t remember the last time that I related so much to a character of a book, but reading Since You’ve Been Gone reminded me so much of myself.
Emily isn’t exactly the most social person. She and her best friend Sloane are inseparable, but Emily is awkward in social situations and doesn’t really talk much if it isn’t necessary. But when Sloane disappears, leaving behind nothing but a list of 13 things for Emily to do, Emily feels lost. Every time something happens to her, her first instinct is to call or text Sloane, but she can’t, because Sloane has turned off her phone.
Along the way, Emily finds friendship and love in places she doesn’t expect it, and starts to come out of her shell and grow as a person. She gets into some interesting situations that are absolutely hilarious. This book is filled with so many interesting and unique characters.
I give this book 5/5 stars. You can order it by clicking on the image below:
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