Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Publication Date: May 13th 2014
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. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
Look at this cover!! It looks pretty awesome, and it’s Morgan Matson! I LOVED her debut, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, and I really really need to read Second Chance Summer (it’s just waiting for me on my shelves), so I’m definitely going to be reading this new book. The synopsis reminds me a bit of Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes with the to-do lists, but no matter! This book seems totally fantastic, and I’m so excited for it!
Here is the book jacket!