- Copertina flessibile: 449 pagine
- Editore: Simon & Schuster UK (3 luglio 2014)
- Collana: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1471122662
- ISBN-13: 978-1471122668
- Peso di spedizione: 336 g
- Media recensioni: 5.0 su 5 stelle Visualizza tutte le recensioni (2 recensioni clienti)
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 32.125 in Libri in altre lingue (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Libri in altre lingue)
Since You've Been Gone (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 3 lug 2014
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Morgan Matson formerly worked as a teen book editor. Morgan is a lover of roadtrips, having crossed the USA three times ... so far, and a huge music fan, both passions that fed into her first YA novel Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. When not writing, she drinks far too much coffee, watches old movies, and plans out her next journey. She lives in California.
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Leggendo la trama ero incuriosita dalla storia della lista, come penso chiunque, ma poi appare il rapporto di amicizia tra Emily e Sloane - la ragazza timida, migliore amica della più popolare e socievole ragazza della scuola -, che non sarà il solito rapporto a cui ci abituano i film!
Grazie alla lista Emily crescerà, uscirà dal suo guscio, riuscirà finalmente a far sentire la sua voce.
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1. Kiss a stranger
2. Go skinny-dipping
3. Steal something
4. Break something
6. Ride a dern horse, ya cowpoke
7. 55 S. Ave. Ask for Mona
8. The Backless Dress.
and somewhere to wear it
9. Dance until dawn
10. Share some secrets in the dark
11. Hug a Jamie
12. Apple picking at night
13. Sleep under the stars
For the last two years, Em and Sloane have been the best of friends. So when Em returns home after a family trip to discover that Sloane and her family have completely disappeared, she’s beyond shocked. Even more so when a list comes in the mail in Sloane’s handwriting, detailing what Em is supposed to do for the summer. Left without any other options, Em follows the instructions and discovers that she may be just as strong on her own as she is with her friend. Em gets a job, begins new friendships, hangs out with her brother and more in the summer she never expected to have.
A great story about self discovery and how we can often left our friends define who we are instead of defining ourselves. Em’s journey was fascinating, even if it’s from the perspective of a lost sixteen year old girl. Watching Em grow as a character is the best part about this book, and how she finds her inner strength to explore her past decisions and makes better future ones based on it. All of the side characters were very well developed and never felt one dimensional; they read like people the reader would meet in real life instead of a flat character in a book.
One criticism to be noted on this work is the length. It was about 450 pages which can be daunting. Also when reading, there seemed to be a lot of details on places/people/things that weren’t extremely important to the book. For tweens who are reluctant readers this would not be ideal. For voracious teen readers it shouldn’t be a problem. This book may be for the older tweens, but the content was fairly clean. Not too many curse words, and no more than a few kisses in the romance department
Except for a random list of things Emily would never have done if she hadn’t thought it would bring back her best friend. In a touching, but hilarious, tale of friendship and navigating through a new world, SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE is a novel you don’t want to miss out on.
GUYS THIS WAS AWESOME. LIKE, WAY TOO GOOD TO PUT INTO WORDS. (But I’ll try, for the sake of humanity—but the only way you’ll understand is if you read it for yourselves).
I will start off by saying that in the beginning I wasn’t expecting much out of SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE. The writing style was different and sort of slow and the novel was fairly big. And after reading SECOND STAR, I was kind of fearful of other contemporary books. I rarely read contemporary. But let ye fears be conquered mates. This wonderful story does not let down.
I loved all the characters, especially our main character, Emily. She’s shy and, surprisingly, I could really relate to her, without the incredibly amazing best friend. But Emily was lovable, relatable, and different. Collins, Dawn, and Frank were all amazing side characters that are easy to love and quick to put a smile on your face.
The ending was perfect, though I was still left hanging on a few subjects. I don’t want to say anything because that would mean spoilers, but I loved how it all turned out. And it all made perfect sense.
In a well-ordered universe, you all would’ve read this book by now and have fallen in love with it. If you read the book, you’d know what that meant. But if you haven’t you had better go get yourself a copy. Morgan Matson’s latest is fantabulous, and a great read for summer. PLUS the jacket turns itself into a poster, so what’s not to love about this amazing book? Just give it a try, okay?
Sloane and Emily had the type of all-encompassing friendship where they are constantly together and if they’re not together then they are thinking about being together, so being apart is all that consumes Emily’s thoughts until she really starts tackling her list. In Sloane’s absence Emily is forced to make new friends and realize that she’s more than just Sloane’s shadow, and that she has merits on her own. In addition to Emily’s adventures, this book features flashbacks to certain points in Emily and Sloane’s friendship, and there’s also the ongoing mystery of what happened to Sloane. I was prepared to be really irritated when we finally find Sloane again (who ditches their best friend with no warning???), but the conclusion to the story was surprisingly bittersweet.
There’s nothing ground breaking about this novel, but it was well written (SAT vocabulary alert!), and all of the characters were fleshed out quite wonderfully. In particular, I got a laugh every time Emily’s playwright parents were mentioned as well as her little brother Beckett who enjoyed nothing more than climbing the walls (literally). For older readers, this is a fun book that will constantly have you thinking back to your own teenage years!
This book = loveliness, wonderfulness and awesomeness. (The list goes on!) I laughed, I smiled, I thrashed my arms in the air, and I'll admit, shed some real tears.
The main character Emily's best friend Sloane disappeared at the beginning of the summer without telling her where she went and where she was going. This was utterly shocking to Emily because they did and have been doing everything together for a very long time. They also tell each other everything, as far as Emily knew.
(Spoilers-ish up ahead.)
About two weeks after her disappearance, Emily got this letter form her --- more specifically a list. It has a list of things Sloane wants Emily to do before the end of the summer. Since Emily have no other lead as to where Sloane could possibly be at, she decides to do her best to complete the list hoping that it'll eventually help her find Sloane. And it did, in the end. I was so glad she did, because I was starting to worry that she wouldn't. ( Since the book only had less than 50 pages left, and I was like: wait, how is Morgan Matson gonna pull that off? But she did. However, I wished Sloane could've appeared earlier or stayed longer... :( )
So, as the summer went by, Emily meets new people, like Frank Porter (as Sloane puts it, "the most serious guy we've known," which Emily later found on out can be fun to be around, as well), Collins (the best friend of Frank, who, btw, is a super awesome guy and a great catch, despite what he and some others might think), and Dawn.
All of it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the list. I feel like I can personally relate to Emily because she's shy and doesn't usually feel comfortable to step out of her comfort zone. Although, like many others I think, wants to. And as the story went on, Sloane as well, especially when she revealed why she left without saying anything. I personally have moved a lot in the past, and like Sloane, leave and have lost friends each and every time. I mean, I still try and keep in contact with some of them (ones I have the phone numbers of anyways) but it just isn't really the same as being able to hang out and talk to them anytime. It's hard saying goodbye sometimes. I remember this theme, if it is a theme, from “Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour,” as well; Roger said he never says “goodbye” in a conversation, no matter what.
Despite the fact that I was mad at Sloane for making Emily feel so terrible, and thinking why she would even think of doing something like this to her, I ended up really liking her in the end — mostly because I knew exactly where she was coming from. Plus, I also think she wanted Emily to have a great summer, even without her and that’s really nice and sweet of her — thinking about Emily and try and challenge her to do things outside of her comfort zone. Sloane is truly a fantastic best friend. (*Sighs* I wish I can have Sloane as a bestie. Wouldn’t that be nice?)
Something I also disliked was the fact that Frank didn't tell Emily about what he had really wanted to say before she cut him off. Now thinking back on it, both Emily and Frank weren't really putting each other in the other person's position. It just really bothers me how they didn't even try to communicate and get things clear up when they both knew they had things to say to each other --- especially Frank.
(Spoilers ends here.)
I really, really liked and enjoyed reading “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Morgan Matson. It’s an absolutely fantastic read — especially for the summer. Young adult and contemporary lovers will most (very) likely like (or love) this book. ^.^
This is an adorable story about friendship and love. I really enjoyed reading it and I'm sad that it's over. Sloane and Emily have the kind of relationship that I've always wanted and it was really interesting to watch Emily grow over the course of the book. I could really relate to her character. Although I'm not sure that I will ever be as bold as she.
Reasonably well-written, only a few issues
Great characters, fun, relatable
A little slow moving
Slightly too much description, but pretty close to perfect there
A few issues with dialogue - like too many descriptors
All-in-all, I loved it. And honestly, I kind of wish I had it in front of me to read over again for the first time.