Then You Were Gone

Then You Were Gone Summary

In the tradition of 13 Reasons Why, a suspenseful and heart-wrenching novel from the author of Nothing Like Youand Her and Me and You.

Two years ago, Adrienne’s best friend walked out of her life. One week ago, she left Adrienne a desperate, muffled voicemail. Adrienne never called back.

Now Dakota is missing. She left behind a string of broken hearts, a flurry of rumors, and a suicide note.

Adrienne can’t stop obsessing over what might have happened if she’d answered Dakota’s call. And she’s increasingly convinced that Dakota must still be alive.

Maybe finding and saving Dakota is the only way Adrienne can save herself.

Or maybe it’s too late for them both.

Book Reviews

Fishy 87

Offensive, Poorly Written1 star

Then you were gone tells the story of a girl who's friend from two years ago calls her, then disappears. The story follows the main character Adrienne as she tries to figure out what happened to her friend all while her peraonal life falls victim to deression. It is SOOOOOO bad. The main character is a doofus. One of the only clues, possibly the sole clue we get, is that her friend was seen arguing with someone who dives a yellow bug. She is at one of her friends parties and sees a yellow bug, and her friend basically tells her not to stress over her friend for one night, so she doesn't go search for who owns the car.The only reason she discovers anything is by chance. Her firnd is horrible, and at one point belittles crime saying that whatever happened to the girl, whether she ran away, got murdered, or anything else, it was her fault. The main characters boyfriend just wants to get in her pants for half the book, and in the other half he's cheating on her, and the main character just says, he's been so nice to me and I've been mean to him. This leads me to my main point of why this book is the worst abomination that has ever passed for a book. It provides a truly offensive portrayal of depression. The main character is treated as over dramtic. Her friends all tell her that the girl who dissappeared was a terrible person. The main character also questions whether she should even consider herslf friends with thins person, you know, the one who sent her into depression. The book basically validates that depression is over dramatic and it isn't. And at one point, she gets through it just be deciding shoe wouldn't be the new her just like that. NEWS FLASH! That isn't how depression works.15


Ok2 star

This was an engaging read and I read the entire book in one sitting. BUT, the book just didn't cut it for me. It reminded me of a cross between Saving June and Pretty Little Liars. If you like either of those books, you should check this book out. But the reason I didn't like this book was because of the main character who was mopey the entire time and all the characters, including her, were generally disagreeable and annoying. While this book has the redeeming quality of being an engaging read, it wasn't really worth the time. It was NOT thought provoking but if you read it once and promptly forget about it, your life will not be drastically altered.25

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