I would like to know what Don't Look Behind You is about please, so I know if it's interesting to read.I would like to know this answer so I can see if I am interested in reading this novel.

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Noelle Thompson eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Well, if you like to read modern stories full of suspense, then Don't Look Behind You is for you.  If you don't enjoy that thrill (or if you don't enjoy stories set in modern times) then I wouldn't suggest choosing it for a "fun" read.  Regardless, this novel is a fabulous story of suspense that deals with the Corrigans, a family entering the government's "witness protection program," and all their exploits forming the result.  The book deals with the family disruption involved and assesses the different ways the entrance into the program affects each of the characters.  For example, Mrs. Corrigan has built a career for herself as a successful write; however, she can no longer practice her career for fear of being discovered.  No more published works for Mrs. Corrigan.  Secondly, Bram is affected (even though he is pretty young).  He must get contacts to hide his two strangely colored eyes.  Most importantly, the change affects the narrator (April) the most and the worst of all.  April is unable to go to prom, see her boyfriend Steve, attend graduation, or even hone her tennis skills.  April cannot handle this.  As a result, April makes a series of disastrous mistakes.  Throughout the novel, the characters struggle in their loss of identity; however, it becomes clear that they can find out who they really are by bonding to each other as a family unit.  Support from each family member is the key to success here.  Lois Duncan suggests even further that this cooperation is the key to understanding human nature.