Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon.
Publication Date: August 2013
List Price: $17.99
Review: I think I'm going crazy," says Veronica. "Oh come on! It's probably just your imagination," replies Kenna. Have you ever seen something that you couldn't believe was real? Did you doubt that it was real, but you kept having this sensation, that tingly sensation that it is right behind your back? It might be real or it might just be you imagination. You are not alone though, because Veronica, one of the main characters from Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, believes she hopped on the crazy train, but on the other hand she can never convince herself her "visions" are fake. Can these visions be linking her to something very special in Scotland? Doon is a great fantasy book, with a realistic feel.
Veronica is just a normal girl, breaking up with her boyfriend, hanging out with her friends. But in other ways she is different. For example, her parents are divorced, her mom has a vile boyfriend, she has to teach ballet classes while still going to high school, and she starts having visions of a boy named James Thomas Kellan MacCrae IV. Her visions begin right after she and her boyfriend break up. Veronica sees a strange boy standing in the middle of the parking lot at her school.
In a soft voice he says, "Don't cry, lass." He is dressed in very unusual clothes; he is wearing a kilt. The her phone rings, and when she answers it, she hears, "The moors of Scotland are callingÉare you coming or not?" After escaping to Scotland to prove her sanity, she learns of a saying in Scotland that the Brig o' Doon (a famous bridge in Scotland) connects some people to a magical land named Doon. Is the magical world of Doon real? Did the girls have a duty to go there? Will this clear up the confusion started by a strange boy in a kilt?
Doon is suspenseful, riveting, interesting, and a great read. A lot of readers could probably relate to Veronica's situation in a home with parents who are divorced, and boy drama. Others can relate to Kenna the other main character who, still mourns over the death of her aunt, like most people after their family members die. The challenging and sometimes more mature vocabulary makes it a good book for middle school and early high school readers. This is a fantasy book, so people that like fantasy would love this book. But it has action, love, heartbreak, and friendship. Over all, Doon is a great book and I would recommend it to all of my friends. It is interesting and detailed and will keep you reading for hours and hours.
Review written by Jamie (6th grade student).
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