Since You've Been Gone

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Charming summer story encourages taking risks, finding love.

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age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

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This book was a little hard to get into at the beginning, but once Emily accepts that Sloane is gone and begins to embrace the "list" things really pick up. All in all, it is a great story about a shy girl learning how to live without her outgoing best friend. She must step out of her comfort zone and meet new people in order to grow. And by the end of the book, you see how powerful it is to really be yourself and not be under someone else's shadow. She learns that she should be grateful for her family even if they are odd at times, that it's ok to be yourself, and that friendships change and evolve over time. Note---There were a few very minor curse words and the teens do attend a few parties where drinking is going on. It is not overemphasized. The main character does share a couple passionate kisses. There is a very innocent skinny-dipping scene and she sleeps in the same tent with a boy.

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