On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um...
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait...what? @goodreads
Sooo, I wasn't sure how I felt about this book in the beginning. It started out slow for me, but it finally picked up and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
The book starts out with Emily's best friend Sloane just disappearing, her house was still there, but her and her parents were just gone. And.. Sloane left her a letter with thirteen things on it she wanted Em to do and then find her. What the....
Some of the things on this list terrify Emily and I don't blame her, but she happens to get them all done and in the mean time, she finds some wonderful friends along the way.
I fell in love with Frank Porter, he is such a nice guy and I'm glad Emily got to meet him..etc. She always thought Frank was too popular to be her friend or anything else for that matter, but it just goes to show.. you can't always just a book....
She actually talks to Frank when she tries to do the first thing on the list, apple picking at night. All of the kids go out to the Orchard at night to party etc, and of course there are apples. This is where Em first talks to Frank and they become friends. In the middle of all this, she forgets about the apple, but decides to go back out in the middle of the night when no one is there and get one.
There are some strange things on the list but they all get done in some shape or form. One of the things is to go into the ice cream parlor and ask for Mona. Em finds out that Sloane got her a job there...strange.
All the while Em and Frank are becoming better friends and he asks Em if he would teach him to run..as in cross country. She decides she would do it so they start running a lot. It's sweet.
Em becomes friends with the girl that works next door from the ice cream parlor at the pizza place. Her name is Dawn and she is so sweet. They all become an item of friends and they all help Em with her list. There is Collins, he's Frank's best friend, Em and Dawn. They have fun together and when they all go skinny dipping and all freak out was great!
Em has to get over her fear of horse back riding, which takes a few failed attempts.
There are a few other fun things like going to the drive-in. I love the drive-in!
I'm not going to give out any more spoilers, although those weren't really spoilers, they were just little bits of this and that. There is a whole story line in this big book.
In the end it all comes together and that which was lost, was found.....
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