Where you can find Awaken: Amazon
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of publication: June 23, 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Meghan and Colin Jacoby are looking forward to a typical summer, which means their uncle (and guardian) will pull into the Cobbscott Campground just off the coast of Maine and park his travel trailer for three full months. Normally, they’d never spend more than a couple weeks in any one place, their uncle preferring to stay on the move. Why did he do this? The twins have never thought to ask. Their only concern being that their friend Sebastien will be in Cobbscott as well… the one person who also happens to know their secret- that the twins are telepathic. Something they’ve never even told their uncle. Within hours of arrival, Meghan and Colin are making plans to meet up with Sebastien, but before they can, unexpected guests arrive. Guests with reserved campsites… reserved, but unused for years. And even more curious is that within hours, it is clear that these new visitors did not come alone! Something else has followed them. Something with an eerie shadow that flies across the tree tops screeching out a warning that can have only one meaning: we know where you are…
This was a very cute, very clean young adult fantasy. I liked the fact that the twins (Meghan and Colin) were ordinary tweens. Seeing that I have a baby tween (B turned 9 last month), I could relate to their Uncle’s bouts of exasperation…lol.
The scenarios were 110% normal too. I like the fact that homeschooling was promoted in the book. If I had more patience, I would be homeschooling B and Z. But I don’t.
I also like that the trouble that the kids (Meghan, Colin, Sebastien, and Jae) got into was innocent. Like getting trapped in a rowboat in the middle of the lake. The author made them act their age instead of them all a sudden turning into these mature teens.
In all, I would let B (and Z if he was interested) read this book. Like I said, age appropriate and clean….so safe for a baby tween to read!!!