Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
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?
Last year during the Summer, the perfect time for picking up some YA contemporary books, I read Since You’ve Been Gone and loved it. I could see why everyone referred to Morgan Matson as one of the queens of the YA contemporary genre, and I made plans to get around to her other books as soon as possible.
That never happened, despite all the good reviews I saw for The Unexpected Everything, but here’s hoping this Summer I’ll be able to get started on them. Since You’ve Been Gone has everything I love to see in YA contemporary books, and as a bonus there was a brilliantly written friendship between Sloane and Emily.
“I somehow knew that the particulars didn’t matter. She was my heart, she was half of me, and nothing, certainly not a few measly hundred miles, was ever going to change that.”
You can check out my review for Since You’ve Been Gone here.
What did you think of Since You’ve Been Gone? Have you read it yet or is it still on your to-read list? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Standalone Sunday as well.