Since You've Been Gone (Hardcover)
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Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone 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 with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Wait…what?
Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find.
Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
— Publishers Weekly
"A winning blend of touching moments, memorable characters and situational humor takes readers to a surprising revelation at the story’s end."
"Readers will root for Emily.... A thoroughly enjoyable book with a terrific romantic subplot and an ending that ties up the loose ends believably and satisfyingly."
— School Library Journal
Morgan Matson "creates a time-and-space experience for teens that might actually interrupt their social media convos until they’re finished reading."
"Matson writes with humor and the rare ability to outline a character in a few, well-chosen words.... This engaging story is a solid choice for both school and public libraries."
"We fell crazy in love with these characters."
— Justine Magazine
"After reading Since You’ve Been Gone, I’m placing Morgan Matson on my list of Authors Whose Books I’ll Always Read."
— "Hello Giggles"