Everything you need to understand or teach Reservoir 13 by McGregor, Jon .
Reservoir 13 takes place in a small town in the English countryside. A 13-year-old girl goes missing one day and is never found. Despite the tragedy, the residents of the town realize that they must go on with their daily lives. The novel covers a span of 13 years after the girl’s disappearance, focusing on a large ensemble of characters and their personal experiences as private citizens and members of the community. The novel explores themes of love, family, tragedy, uncertainty, and community.