Doug Monroe: Smart, athletic, handsome, and popular, Doug grew up in Eureka. The son of a university professor who pushed Doug to excel at anything he tried, by 16 he’d caught the eye of several major college football teams and is well on his way to several academic scholarships as well. His dream since he was a small child was to become a doctor, and with the drive of bull, he has pursued that course ever since. Doug and his parents live on Beaver lake, just a few miles from the Weald, practically making him Maggie’s neighbor. While he is a native of Eureka, to play football, he had to transfer to Fayetteville High School, which separates him from his friends, Rachel, Candace and Ronnie. Maggie met Doug at swimming practice and he becomes an unlikely confidant. Though not in school with the other teens, Doug is tied to each and plays an important role in Maggie’s life and in the events that unfold on the Weald.