What I wish most for people, especially as a teacher, is that they will step up to a challenge.
I hate watching them settle for good enough or just scraping by.
I want them to rise to their potential, even if it’s hard.
Even if it’s overwhelming.
Even if they’re tired.
Even if they’re damaged.
Even if they’re afraid to hope.
Even if life never showed them how.
Even when people push them down
Even when the world is against them.
Even when it doesn’t feel worth it.
Even when they can get by on less.
Even when there is no outside reward.
Even when there is incredible risk.
Even though it’s often easiest, safest, and the least painful not to.
I want this for them and for myself, which is why I find this novel, this whole series to be so satisfying. The character development and growth is amazing. The plot twist are to die for, and putting these books down was almost impossible. They were all-consuming, especially this last installment.
The words are beautiful. The style is still brilliant. The similes and strikethroughs leave my heart in tatters to be slowly repaired by gorgeous metaphors.
I know fiction is very subjective, but I dare anyone to read this trilogy and not find something to love about it, something to connect with.