Deep and Dark and DangerousBy Mary Downing Hahn
Who is that girl?
Exposition - Ali finds a Picture in the attic. It has her Mother Claire, her Aunt Dulcie, and a Third girl that has been torn out of the picture. Ali then shows Mother the photo and she gets very worried about where she found the photo. Ali was confused on why her mother got so defensive about the picture. After that Ali wanted to know even more who this girl was.
Rising action - Ali's mother will not let her go to the lake to watch Emma. But her dad lets her go. When she gets down to the lake with Emma and Dulcie she hears voices. Although she trys to block out the creepiness and keeps going. This is an example of vivid descriptions of sights or sounds
I have to tell you something
Climax - A very odd girl named Sissy appears and tries to become friends with Ali and Emma. Then randomly and mysteriously she disappears for a week. Ali and Emma go to the neighborhood where they believe Sissy lives but nobody knows her. Sissy reappears she throws Emma's doll into the lake knowing that she would go after it even though she can't swim. When Ali goes diving in behind her Sissy says "You can't die twice." This is an example of Characters fear and anxiety because of the was Ali is reacting to Sissy.
The police find Sissy's body and Sissy was actually known to be Teresa. They found her bones in a cliff. Ali finally realizes that the t in the picture stood for Teresa.
Ali's Aunt Dulcie tells a secret to her that will have her wondering why her mother never told about it.