The Author: R.J. Anderson
The Publisher: Carolrhoda LAB (an Imprint of Lerner Publishing Group)
The Release Date: September 1, 2011
There is really only one question everyone keeps asking of Allison: What happened to Tori Beaugrand? The only problem? Allison--freshly woken after spending the last two weeks in a mental institution--can't remember a thing. She holds no memories of being the last person to see Tori, or even that moments before the pretty, popular girl disappeared, Allison and Tori fought, quite viciously. And, she definitely doesn't remember confessing to the other girl's murder.
Now that she's awake, Allison is transferred to a teen-friendly facility where she slowly starts piecing her fragmented memories back together again. And, she realizes that yes, she and Tori were fighting, and yes, she had told the police and her parents that she'd killed Tori, but that just doesn't ring true to her because she can't really say for sure what happened. One moment she and Tori were fighting, and then Tori just...disintegrated.
That's crazy talk. Allison knows it, but how else could she explain the disappearing act that Tori pulled. And still, the question hangs out there: What happened to Tori? Allison can't truly believe that she hurt the other girl, but it's clear she knows something about the disappearance. But what does she know?
Since today is Friday, I think I'll break down my take on this very intriguing novel in true Friday Five tradition. So, I present to you, boys and girls: