Parman Teen Book Review: “Since you’ve been gone” by Morgan Matson
Since You’ve Been Gone is a well-written feminine novel that is definitely worth reading. What really makes this book stand out to me is the quality of friendship between the narrator, Emily Hughes, and her best friend, Sloane Williams, who leaves Emily a list of things to do before disappearing. This list of activities helps Emily conquer her fears, discover herself, and come out of her shell. While completing the list, Emily also makes three new friends – Matthew Collins, an outgoing kid from Emily’s high school who goes by his last name and is all about having a good time; Dawn, a girl who is Emily’s age, works at the pizza place next door, and is dealing with a recent break-up; and Frank Porter, class president and seemingly Mr. Perfect who immediately captured my respect as an intelligent, honest, and caring young man Overall, Since You’ve Been Gone is a great read – funny, emotional, entertaining, and everything in between.
Niraja, 16 Parman TLLC