Summary of La Llorona
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Laney lives in Oklahoma and works at Braum's and she hates it. Her friend Jessica ask if Laney got the letter for the camp in Mexico. Laney hasn't gotten it yet. Jessica did and she didn't make it. Laney wants to go to the camp so she can go to college. Laney thinks Oklahoma is a prison.
Laney comes home to see her dad holding the letter from the camp. Her dad is mad at her because she didn't tell him about the audition. Laney is accepted into the camp but her father believes it is to dangerous. Laney keeps telling her dad that she will be okay and her dad thinks of Laneys great aunt who lives near Mazatlan. So her dad lets Laney go to the camp because her great aunt will be close.
Laney says goodbye to her father and she takes a flight to Atlanta, Georgia. Then she sees a boy that is her age and she talks to him. His name is Jake and he is going to the soccer camp too. They sit together on the plane and when they get off the plane they only have 15 minutes to get to the bus. Someone shows them the way to get to the bus and they barely make it. The girls name is Desi.
They got to Mazatlan at 7 PM. There was a lot of big hotels, palm trees, native people, tourist, and a cathedral. It was very beautiful. They get to the administration and they get the rules of the camp. Practice start everyday at 8 except on sundays, dinner starts at 7, they have ping pong, there is a beach but you can't go alone, and no electronics allowed. Laney and Desi have cabana #23 and the windows have no glass and there is no electricity.
Laney loves mazatlan and on Sunday Jake, Desi, and Laney saw more of Mazatlan. They see a lighthouse and they go to a market. Then, Jake and Laney play ping pong and Laney sees a boy named Luis and Jake doesn't like him. Laney thinks he is gorgeous. Laney could not sleep that night and heard a strange sound. She woke up Desi but she was too tired to pay attention to the weird sound. Then Laney fell asleep.
Today there was audition for teams and Laney was excited but nervous. She wanted to be on the Mantarrayas- this team got a lot of attention from colleges. So Laney needed a perfect audition. During the audition they did a lot of running and she saw the field with Luis on it and she knew that she had to focus. Desi was in the first group and she did really well. Laney was doing really well and then she saw Luis watch her audition and she got sidetracked and then the ball hit her in the nose. She knew that she wasn't going to make the Mantarrays. She was angry and embarrassed.
Laney makes the Mantarrayas team and Desi is on the Barracudas. Laney was confused why she made the Mantarrayas. She gets food from the cafeteria and she turns around and Luis is watching her. He has an intense look of a tiger and he smiles with a romantic smile, and then he winks at her. Laney leaves to get water and Luis follows her. Luis tells her that she made the team because Luis asked his dad to give her the spot. Desi and Laney talk about Luis and Desi thinks Luis is a jerk and he is Desi's ex boyfriend. She says he is a player and that Laney can't talk to him. Laney says they are just friends and Desi says I want us to be friends and I don't want Laney to talk to Luis. Laney says, Don't tell me what to do.
Laney was walking to her cabana when she someone in the distance and she was afraid until she realized it was Luis. They walked on the beach and sat and Luis gave Laney flirtatious compliments. They talk about their lives and Laney is poor and has to work for everything and Luis is rich and has a big family. They walked back to Laney's cabana and Luis kissed her hand. She went to bed and then she heard someone screaming on the beach. She thought it was nobody and went to bed.
Laney is in line to get food with Desi and Luis comes up to her and ask Laney to eat with her. She does and Laney asks if Desi can sit at the table too and he says no because they used to date. He says they broke up because Desi thought Luis was a snob because he had money. Then she had practice which was difficult and she tried to talk to Desi and she ignored her. Laney said my life is perfect because I have a handsome boyfriend and I'm on the Mantarrayas. That night Laney had a nightmare and it was Desi wearing a long dress and she was screaming. Laney went over to her and she transformed into this women who was tall and ugly and she was screaming. Laney woke up and it took her a while to fall back asleep.
Practice was hard because Laney didn't get sleep. Laney likes the camp she has new friends, a boyfriend, and she is popular. Laney and Luis go to swim at the beach and Luis stops to give her a gold bracelet shaped like a soccer ball. Laney had a dream and it was a woman crying diamonds and holding her gold necklace and screaming. She wouldn't let go of the necklace. She woke up and she heard a strange sound. It was coming from the window and she was afraid. There was wind and the curtains moved and she heard someone screaming my children, my children.
Desi ask Laney about the bracelet and Laney lies and says that her father gave it to her. Luis gave it to Desi when they were dating so she know that Laney is lying. Desi leaves their cabana and moves to a different one. Laney sees a women screaming on the beach. Laney goes out to help her and she realizes that this women doesn't look human. She asked the women for help and she grabbed her arm with the bracelet and was screaming, where are my children. Laney was scared and she ran back to the cabana and was crying, trembling, and scared. She didn't sleep
She went to breakfast and Luis was holding hands with another girl. Laney thought he was a jerk. Laney went to sit with Desi and Jake but she couldn't do it. She had no friends. On Sunday she goes to her great aunts house and she see shrines of Guadalupe virgin. They eat together and talk about soccer. Then, Laney tells her about the weird women and her great aunt tells her that she has the La Llorona.
Her great aunt tells her the legend of La Llorona. There was a beautiful women named Maria who got married and had two kids. One day her husband died and Maria was so sad. Maria wanted to marry again but had to wait for the right man. A guy came to her town and they fell in love. They would get married but he didn't want her kids to be around because they aren't his. Maria threw them in the river and they drowned. She realized what she had done and she cried for her children. La Llorona comes to help women if they made a bad decision especially about men. And when she helps the women she will go away.
Laney decided to end it with Luis. She saw him in the beach with another girl and she called him out and told him he was a jerk and she gave back the necklace. She went back to cabana and found Desi there and they made up. That night she woke up and heard the scream of La Llorona. She came into her cabana and was holding her arm. Desi came in and La Llorona was gone and Laney was free. Then Laney told Desi the legend of la Llorona.