Bernie Douglas has spent her entire life feeling inferior. She has never been the perfect weight, had the perfect IQ, or caught the perfect guy. She has always been surrounded by beautiful people, high achievers, and success, but she herself has decided she is destined to settle for her own mediocrity. So the day she is pulled over as she tries to multitask while driving, she isn't truly shocked. However, the moment she meets the eyes of the policeman standing outside her car window, her entire life is turned upside down.
"Great narration of the story"
Can teenagers be turned on to serious reading? What kind of teachers can do it, and what books? To find out, Denby sat in on a 10th-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year and made frequent visits to a troubled inner-city public school in New Haven and to a respected public school in Westchester County.
"A book on the importance of passionate teachers."
One of the most important parts of being human is our ability to learn. Since you were a child, learning is the first thing that you unconsciously do. What you know today is because of what your mind has been doing all along, and that is learning. However, sometimes, our mind or our memory fails us. Our brain is like a piece of diamond, the more we furnish it the more glorious it becomes. Our mind, when not being subjected to exercise, will eventually lose its strength.
Three months after Lachlan slew the Emperor Allarun, the Eleion are on the verge of civil war. Torn between their hatred for the half-blood king and their duty to him, two of the clans renounce their loyalty in the hopes of destroying the alliance. In the midst of negotiations, disaster strikes. A daring raid and kidnapping of Lachlan's queen forces Lachlan to confront Allarun's son, Vaurgar. Half demon and part god, Vaurgar has found a talisman so powerful that it can destroy Lachlan.