by Morgan Matson
Genre: Teen Fiction
Have you heard about this author before? Have you been seeing this pretty book displayed on National Book Store lately? Have you actually thought of grabbing a copy? Please do. 😊
If there’s an author that I’m glad has been given attention to lately in our local bookstores, it’s her. I remember the time when I was searching for all her books; it took me a while to locate them. I think I got her three books under this pen name on Fully Booked. It had been a long and tedious search hahahaha, considering the fact that if I wanted to obtain a book, I would do everything to get a copy. Last resort: Book Depository. 😁 But I really wanted to support her and have her books in my shelf. To read and reread. They’re really good. So all the waiting and research and bugging the customer service did pay off.
She actually writes under two pen names. Her reason:
Matson has described the difference in author names coming down to the different styles of the novels. In her novels written under the pseudonym Katie Finn, the story is much more plot driven whereas the novels written under the name Morgan Matson deal a lot more with a character discovering something about themselves.
If you love Teen Fiction, John Green, and Sarah Dessen, I think you will also like this book.
It’s a story about bffs. Best friends forever. Emily = the shy one. Her life had changed the day she met Sloane. Sloane = the one who’s always on the go. They had been inseparable ever since.
Ever had the feeling of getting used to someone? The one who is always there? Think of that one person you can’t imagine living without. A friend who, if they leave your life for some reason, you’ll feel nothing but lost. That’s what Emily felt when Sloane disappeared one day. She had no idea where she went. The only thing that she left was a list of dares:
And thinking that she could find Sloane if she would complete the list, Emily’s adventure begins.
This book in five random words…
Why I think you should read this book…
It’s the perfect summer read. Her books remind me of Sarah Dessen. They’re done with a different touch, but the aim is to create the perfect book to carry while on a vacation, preferably near the ocean.
💛 She’s an author who is now proving herself and leaving a mark in the Teen Fiction universe.
💛 She loves Taylor Swift. Swifties support each other.
Two factors compelled me to read her book:
- She writes books that are said to be highly recommended to Sarah Dessen’s fans.
- She’s a Swiftie. I love people who loves Taylor Swift. 😄
💛 If you want to try something new, I recommend that you give a book of hers a try.
What I love about this book…
Its simpleness. It’s a book. It tells you a story.
💛 Plus, where is Sloane? Until she was located, I kept on hoping that she was alive. Please let her be alive. It would be so devastating if not. If she’s alive or not, find out for yourself. 😁
💛 Morgan Matson knitted the story well, from the flow to the characters to the plot.
And it’s a theme that many readers could relate to. For example, like Emily and Sloane, I’m also the shy one and my best friend’s the one who is outspoken and brave. Sometimes, you tend to love a book because you could relate to it or it reminds you of someone that is close to your heart.
💛 It’s a story about friendship, one that is so wonderfully written. It’s the perfect book to share with your bff.
Favorite quotes from the book…
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. 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…