Sloane and Emily have their entire summer planned out: find an easy summer job, hang out, take little road trips together. But the plans are thrown out the window when Sloane and her family suddenly disappear without a trace. Emily is at a loss of what to do without her best (and really only) friend, until she gets the List in the mail. The List is obviously from Sloane, and has all the things on it that Emily has always been too scared to do, or never even thought of doing. As she goes through the List, from riding a horse for the first time to sleeping under the stars to dancing until dawn, she finds new friends, new courage, and a new life. But by the end of the summer, she’s still wondering: where is Sloane?
Since You’ve Been Gone, by Morgan Matson, is a great book about friendship, courage, and finding your true self. It’s a quick read with great characters, and the ending doesn’t disappoint. If you have readers that love Sarah Dessen and John Green books, they will enjoy Since You’ve Been Gone.