Don't Look Backby Jennifer L. Armentrout
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.
Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.
But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?
Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians
Bekka rated it ★★★★ and said, “Thanks to Netgalley.com and Disney-Hyperion for early access to this title. WOW! this was such a great mystery and suspense novel! It had me right from the first page—what’s better than a case of selective amnesia where the protagonist doesn’t even remember her own name? And as she gets to know herself and her friends, finds out what a total queen bee she was? I really liked the main character, Samantha, and the romance in this is top-notch. All the characters are quite well done, if a tad on the stereotypical side. The mystery had me guessing right up until the end—I honestly didn’t see it coming, and it was quite a shock, but made perfect sense. This would be a great read for older teens and adults—it may be a bit on the steamy side for the younger teens and tweens. I very much look forward to reading something else by this author. I picked this up and simply couldn’t put it back down. Very well done!”