Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the events that changed Lori's life forever in August of 1976.
In August of 1976, Lori was seventeen and at summer camp. While at camp, her mood began to change; it began to turn "black". Later, during camp, Lori began hearing voices and the camp counselors became concerned. They told her she had to leave the camp and return home.
2. Why did Lori believe that camp was the "most wonderful place in the world"?
Lori believed that summer camp was the "most wonderful place in the world" because it was here that she found herself feeling energetic and happy. She also came to realize that she was strong and attractive. She felt like nothing on earth was better than camp.
3. What single event triggered the Voices when Lori was at camp?
Lori's Voices were triggered when she was remembering a time (which had not truly happened) where she and a boy were kissing on a picnic table. Lori became very confused about her mixed feelings and a "huge Voice" yelled at her.
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