A few years ago I saw this book in a bookstore and decided to pick it up (I honestly just thought the girls on the cover looked really cool and I wanted to know what their story was!). Murder, Mystery, thriller books have not always been my forte. Who would this book typically interest?
Watch my interview with Morgan Matson here: morgan matson is a summer queen (yes, i know its still technically winter, and. And even the mother goes to that, though she's pretty subdued through the whole thing. This book is about second sight and the use of it. Young Rebecca Ryan comes from a family of clairvoyants, and has the gift herself. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. ❤️. She never knew who took him or why he was killed, and now, years later, she is back and embroiled in another high-profile case. Since You've Been Gone is a book I like to reread during the summer because (like all of Matson's books) it takes place over the summer months! But really quickly I began to notice that Emily was a bit of a coward. See all 51 questions about Since You've Been Gone…, Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson - Restarting March 13th 2020, Since You've Been Gone, by Morgan Matson -> Restarting July 15th, 2019, The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Books on Goodreads. It was suspensful and romantic at the same time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That is why I have come to tell you that I, on occasion, am a book snot. But what if they can lead her to Sloane? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hi, I'm Alexandra! I thought this book was the perfect summer read and it put me in a great, summery mood. S. This book was really, really enjoyable! I get the Kelly Clarkson song running through my head every time I see this book. I ended up giving it a 3.5, because while I enjoyed reading it in the end, I definitely had some issues with it. We’d love your help. I identified with Emily on many levels, because I have never been self-assured and my anxiety prevents me from doing anything uncomfortable. Most of the characters in the book are fairly close relatives. All I really remember is her failing attempt to get that poster for Sloane and Frank covering up for her. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. The characters and dialogue were rather stilted. Didn't figure out the killer until the end. I absolutely love to travel, but home will always be in Toronto. That is why I have come to tell you that I, on occasion, am a book snot. All she leaves behind is a to-do list. The storyline was interesting, but I think this book would have benefitted from several more re-writes. [ The kidnapper / killer is killed which means in a sense he got away with it all. She is reluctant to use it, as during her youth it brought her shunning from her peers, and rejection by those she loved most. Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. The first 100 pages I was hooked and I loved it, but the book started to lose its luster from then on out. Books come with me everywhere and I can't wait to hear if you agree or disagree with my reviews. (Sorry if I spoiled it for you. This summer was going to be EPIC with all the amazing plans Sloane had planed for Emily. So I would like to say that I am throughly enjoying this at the moment. So, I … She is reluctant to use it, as during her youth it brought her shunning from her peers, and rejection by those she loved most. In the process of doing that, Emily makes new friends, falls in love, finds herself and figures out why her best friend left and where she went. It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. not usually gonna blip my radar. Books come with me everywhere and I can't wait to hear if you agree or disagree with my reviews. This was a fairly entertaining book, but it annoyed me on a couple of levels. Yet, the only one not living it up is the mother. So I would like to say that I a. The prolific and beloved author John Grisham, known for his courtroom thrillers, is back this month with a new pageturner, A Time for Mercy,... A decade ago, teenaged clairvoyant Rebecca Ryan gained notoriety helping the local police solve high-profile cases. Yes, bits are predictable, but it has so many twists and turns that he predicatble parts you can over look. [but still was friends with Sloane in the end. It's recommended for 12 and up, which is fine, but I'd say it probably interests more of the 14-18ish range, so around 8th-12th grade. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Really well written with lots of decoys to try and throw you off the scent. Not my favorite thing but this book was great! this is not the kind of book i would ordinarily read.
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That is not the case in this book. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson is a stand-alone book that follows the story of Emily Hughes’ enthralling and unexpected summer adventures. But everything has … I admit, it is not the best book I have read, but it is far from the worst, and on the back of this, I am tempted to try out a number of her other books. Carlene Thompson is an author of suspense thriller novels.
Once I got into it I struggled to put it down! I live in my own shell, like her, and I tend to be overshadowed by others. Then came the shocking kidnapping that hit close to home; the first crime she couldn't solve. Yes, bits are predictable, but it has so many twists and turns that he predicatble parts you can over look. This book is about the kidnapping of a child, with echoes back to another ghastly and traumatic child kidnapping some years before.
Recommend to anyone who enjoys a mystery xx. Whereas Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour both focused on main characters grieving the loss of a parent, SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE chronicles a different kind of grief: the abrupt loss of a friend (who's still alive but mysteriously gone without any communication except a letter). first of all, I figured out who the bad guy was fairly early on.
Clear recommendation. Murder, Mystery, thriller books have not always been my forte. In Since You’ve Been Gone, Emily is part of a dynamic duo. Although I have read them, I tried to steer clear of them because I thought they were all horribly dull and predictable. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson Rising Action Rising Action Emily gets a summer job and within the first weeks she meets a girl named Dawn who works in the shop next door. But really quickly I began to notice that Emily was a bit of a coward. Additionally, it brought her into the limelight as she helped the local police in solving several cases, including ones that sent family members of her friends to prison. Emily and Sloane have been best friends for years. That is one possible explanation. I thought the story was interesting and I was definitely unable to put this book down, hence why i'm writing this review at 3:30 in the morning and I have a job interview in less than 7 hours. Additionally, it brought her into the limelight as she helped the local police in solving several cases, including ones that sent family members of her friends to prison. Start by marking “Since You've Been Gone” as Want to Read: Error rating book. She never knew who took him or why he was killed, and now. Be the first to ask a question about Since You've Been Gone. I absolutely love to travel, but home will always be in Toronto. It would've also been less drama, which was the last sequence I didn't enjoy as much anyway. It didn’t help though when her beloved brother was kidnapped. :P, Reread June 21-23 2015 for #monthofmatson. May 6th 2014 Very good mystery.
This was a fairly entertaining book, but it annoyed me on a couple of levels. Young Rebecca Ryan comes from a family of clairvoyants, and has the gift herself. She really is a gifted story teller!! I love Carlene Thompson's writing and books! Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever. It's suspenseful, on the edge of your seat and very well-written. She is reluctant to use it, as during her youth it brought her shunning from her peers, and rejection by those she loved most. In a well ordered universe everyone will have read this book and loved it just as much as I did!!
Most of the characters in the book are fairly close relatives. Refresh and try again. But, the main thing that bugged me is the general frivolity throughout the book. The protagonist, while trying to find the boy, is still goin. 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. by St. Martin's Press. Emily’s … She was overwhelmingly shy, to the point where she chickened out to do most items on her list the first time, and she was terrified of confrontation. The main character was likeable, lot's of suspects, little romance thrown in. Since You’ve Been Gone is the story of Emily Hughes’ summer. Since You've Been Gone is about Emily, who wakes up one day, discovering that her best friend is gone but she left her a list of things to do. I thought this book was the perfect summer read and it put me in a great, summery mood. *Maybe* I am too old for this book. Welcome back. Love her books. Another chilling read by Carlene Thompson!!
Refresh and try again. What age, grade, etc. We get wrepped up romance ending but not the female frienship I rooted for more, why???
I've never had a problem with that. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. Which is not a bad thing, as I have read most of them. Rising Action Dawn, Emily, Collins, and Frank all start hanging out with each other trying to
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Since then, I've continued to love all of her characters and the stories she's given us. To see what your friends thought of this book, When I am wrong, I can admit it. I did struggle to get into this book but I think it is more because I have had such a long reading lull and not down to the book itself. To see what your friends thought of this book. Just a bit different friend. After her best friend, Sloane, disappears with her family and leaves no trace, Emily is left alone and friendless for summer. The book "Since You've Been Gone" by Morgan Matson is a book about friend ships and adventures. What does Emily steal again? We’d love your help.
“I don’t think you have to do something so big to be brave. I've never had a problem with that. Start by marking “Since You've Been Gone” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband. The other possible explanation is that this book really is just kinda lame. The protagonist, while trying to find the boy, is still going out on dates, laughing, flirting, having a grand old time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was my first time reading a book by Morgan Matson and I was instantly hooked. I'm sorry, but my mind is a bit fuzzy on this.
But, the main thing that bugged me is the general frivolity throughout the book. [Emily and Dawn's friendship, nor Emily and Collins's. This isn't something I paid much attention to in the past, though have noticed recently since starting back on her books. I've noticed a pattern with ESP in the last few books I've read.
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