Samantha finds herself bloody and bruised wandering on a road when she is found. She doesn’t remember anything about her life, who she is, why she has been injured…nothing.
Sam is told by family and friends that she has been missing, along with her best friend, Cassie, who has yet to be found. The only way to know what happened to Cassie, is for Sam to remember, something that is easier said than done.
The more Samantha finds out about her former life, the more she doesn’t like it. She learns that she was a “mean girl” who thought she was better than others because of her parents’ financial situation.
As Samantha’s memories start slowly returning, she realizes the more she remembers, the more danger she is in.
I love a book that pulls you in quickly and Don’t Look Back definitely did just that. I was hooked from the first page and finished the book rather quickly so I could find out exactly what happened to Samantha and Cassie.
I thought having Samantha be a former “mean girl” who didn’t understand her own actions was a pretty interesting concept. I’m not sure people in real life would forgive her and move on with relationships quite so easily.
Overall, this was a fast-packed, keep you on the edge of your seat book. I’m glad to see that it is a Gateway Readers Award nominee for the 2016-2017 school year. This is definitely a book for April Henry fans who are ready for a little longer book. Can’t wait to recommend it to students.