But does she find out? Unless I missed it, there is no conclusion or closure to this story. We do learn that Celia and Djuna tormented and bullied another girl mercilessly, which Celia's memory had also blocked out, but we never really discover what happened to Djuna, only that she was not a very nice little girl, and neither was Celia, they were each other's best friend as well as worst enemy. I just felt the book ended too abruptly, even if the mystery must remain unsolved, as missing persons cases tragically often do.
Celia's relationship with her boyfriend, Huck, also mirrored the book, something that began with a promising start but traveled the road to nowhere. Though there was no resolution to that relationship either, I had the feeling that though it might drag on, with both parties struggling to make it work and convince themselves they are happy, it was destined to fizzle.
Overall, the book was like looking forward to a big Fourth of July fireworks display only to have it rained out at the last minute.