Strength Book 1: Strength

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What’s your dream in life?” the teacher asked.
She raised her hand. “I want to find out why people are trying to kill me.”

Ivy Manson’s life is torn apart when her teacher tries to kill her. Her best friends won’t believe her, but her family is wary. Could it be that the exile eighteen years ago has something to do with it? And why can her rival be in two places at once?
Her quest for answers leads her to the towering mountains in Italy, overcoming blood-thirsty cousins, mind-controlling uncles and Lightning…
High school suddenly seems pretty pleasant now…

To my best of friends, who supported me through the writing of this, amongst them Suzanne, who always read my drafts; Chanelle, who helped me with the romantic parts of the story, as did Erica; Martina, who always made me laugh when I needed it and helped me get my lost inspiration back in place; Thea, who helped with the plots; Emily, who was probably the first to read this; Maria, who listened patiently to me when I had a new plot idea; Vanessa, who had so much to say about this book; Emma, who watched me patiently write this most days; and so many more! And of course, my English teacher, Ms Elisa, because she never stopped believing in me.

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Strength Book 1: Strength

Submitted: April 25, 2008

What’s your dream in life?” the teacher asked.
She raised her hand. “I want to find out why people are trying to kill me.”
Ivy Manson’s life is torn apart when her teacher tries to kill her. Her best friends won’t believe her, but her family is wary. Could it be that the exile eighteen years ago has something to do with it? And why can her rival be in two places at once?
Her quest for answers leads her to the towering mountains in Italy, overcoming blood-thirsty cousins, mind-controlling uncles and Lightning…
High school suddenly seems pretty pleasant now…

Dedication: To my best of friends, who supported me through the writing of this, amongst them Suzanne, who always read my drafts; Chanelle, who helped me with the romantic parts of the story, as did Erica; Martina, who always made me laugh when I needed it and helped me get my lost inspiration back in place; Thea, who helped with the plots; Emily, who was probably the first to read this; Maria, who listened patiently to me when I had a new plot idea; Vanessa, who had so much to say about this book; Emma, who watched me patiently write this most days; and so many more! And of course, my English teacher, Ms Elisa, because she never stopped believing in me. Read Chapter

Submitted: April 25, 2008

Ivy smirked, walking through the crowd. She watched him place the feather on the floor and she was left alone as he had taken a few steps... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 09, 2008

Sirius took a recently fallen leaf and rubbed it between his fingers. “My family, the Addisons, have a curse. The radiation affected th... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 31, 2008

“Good afternoon class. I am Ex Lieutenant Lightning Surge Jr., and I will be your Elemental Theory Practical Advisor for the remainder ... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 06, 2008

The late afternoon sun beat down on the people walking past 53, St Lucius. A group of five teenagers ran up to the porch and one of them ... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 14, 2008

Panting echoed across the quiet forest. Ivy clutched at the garments she was wearing, a tight black t-shirt and white trousers stained in... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 17, 2008

“…And then I tripped and spilt all my drink on him. Then when I tried to apologize I said something that sounded like ‘gooble-doobl... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 20, 2008

Ivy started to mutter under her breath as she ran to the park. Her umbrella had long been closed and discarded under a tree, preferring t... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 23, 2008

Ivy looked around her room, carefully tying her hair back and removing her glasses. She grabbed her trench coat, put on her combat boots,... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 05, 2008

“Ma’am…we need to have a talk.” Sirius said as he slowly stirred his tea. He looked up at her and sighed. He was surely going to ... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 05, 2008

“What?!” Sirius cried. Nick’s eyes fluttered open and closed, and suddenly, he fell forward in a dead faint. Harry grabbed Nick and... Read Chapter