Author(s): Joann Mazzio
The image of Eddie jumping over the mountain side plays and replays in Alex's mind: the last sight of his best friend, Eddie Chavez. Ditching school, the two had biked to the mountains where they often went to escape the pressures of family and school. Now Eddie has disappeared and Alex can't find him. Alex goes for help, but finds only suspicion as police and social workers barrage him with questions. They think Eddie ran away or worse - that Alex killed him. Alex is sure Eddie is still on the mountain, injured, maybe even dead. As the situation grows beyond Alex's control, the one who came back regrets that he did.