Destined for Doon (Doon #2)
In this second installment Mackenna is brought back to Doon to assist Veronica in defeating a zombie fugus that is invading the land. A real positive of the series is that both Veronica and Mackenna are intelligent, take-charge young women attempting to make good decisions for their lives. Veronica is more studious, but Mackenna is career driven. The story alternates chapters from each protagonists’ viewpoint.
I especially loved the line from page 220 “In the meantime, do what you can, and when you canna do any more, pause to honor the people in your life that make it worth living.” What a beautiful sentiment to share with readers.
Not being a teen girl myself, a question I have is whether or not a fifteen-year-old would pick up all of the Broadway references that are packed into the Mackenna chapters. Almost every other thought she has is a clever allusion to “Tell Me on a Sunday”, “The Chorus Line” or “Les Miserables”. One of the funniest sections was a mash-up of the beginning of “Into the Woods”. If you’ve seen “Into the Woods” this is hilarious, but otherwise you might be confused.
Still, Destined for Doon was smart, fun and engaging. This book is definitely a keeper. Thank you BookLook for providing me with a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion and review.