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353 pages, Kindle Edition
First published May 13, 2013
“Can I please just pass geometry? I have plans for summer elective. If I can’t make them work… well, I’ll do calculus or something with you.”
“Oh hush, you,” she said. “You’ll deal with unicorns - maybe some flower people and a pegasus or two - and you’ll like it.”
“So, is there any particular reason why we’re spying on Nalizar?” she asked. “Other than the fact that he’s cute.”
Joel grimaced. “Cute?”
“… everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things virtuous, you have to suffer to gain the reward.”
“Joel, lad, school is about learning to learn. If you don’t practice studying things you don’t like, then you’ll have a very hard time in life.”
“The most dangerous kind of man is not the one who spent his youth shoving others around. That kind of man gets lazy, and is often too content with his life to be truly dangerous. The man who spent his youth being shoved around, however … When that man gets a little power and authority, he often uses it to become a tyrant on par with the worst warlords in history.”
Joel wasn't a Rithmatist. His drawings were just ordinary chalk. Everyone knew that, Joel most of all, but the moment somehow broke the spell of his story.
"Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s."