“Don’t be afraid to do something you’re not used to. Taking risks are the best part of one’s life.” – Seasielle
Best friends forever – words that we usually say to our closest friend ever that sometimes we feel that he/she is a part of our family more than ever; but what if one day, your best friend just disappeared and all she left behind is a to-do list? What are you willing to risk just to see him/her again?
Since You’ve Been Gone is a self discovery story about how far are you willing to let go and to sacrifice for a person that you love.
Sloane, the best friend of Emily just disappeared without saying any word to her. She just left a to-do list.
Emily, upon receiving the to-do list was in doubt at first; until she decided to give it a try if it’s the only way she can have Sloane back.
With an unexpected help from Frank Porter, Emily faced her fears and learned to let go of her insecurities as she unfolded all the activities written under the to-do list.
I like the way Since You’ve Been Gone is written: very light, yet an appealing one.
We all have that kind of best friend who always push us beyond our boundaries; letting us do crazy, yet unforgettable stuff. Those things that we never thought we would do in our lifetime, but ended up fulfilled because we achieved something that we can be proud of.
Upon reading this book, I remembered my best friend; we’ve been friends ever since we were in lower school, and maintain our communication through social media. Unfortunately, we stop seeing each other last 2014, though I still leave a personal message to her Facebook and other social media accounts. It just goes that way: communicating through social media, yet no bonding moments. I honestly missed all the things we’ve done together, and those we should be doing right now. I really felt connected to Emily because her fierceness, and courage radiates as she completed the to-do list just to see Sloane back. If I’m in her shoe, I’m also willing to do such things if it is the only way I can see my best friend. Honestly, I’m always the one making the first move, yet there’s still no progress. Hoping that we can see each other soon.
Going back to the book, I love the friendship of Frank Porter and Emily. It’s so genuine, and so natural. Finally, I’m hooked to their playlist. I even downloaded half of it 🙂
Someday, I wanna meet a Frank Porter as well. I guess, I should include him to those fictional male characters that turned me on. Hello from the other side, Frank. 🙂
I’m highly recommending Since You’ve Been Gone to all of you. Great job for Ms. Morgan Matson; cheers for more amazing books!
Thank you for reading. God Bless!