Liberated from conformity by a mischievous desire to create
For as long as she can remember, Willow has had symbolic dreams about her past, present, and future. As disturbing and accurate as they are, they don’t predict her meeting pale and handsome Evander, her spirit guide, who offers to help her understand why she has these dreams. To succeed, she requires training, but she doesn’t trust him enough to travel with him through other dimensions where her dreams reside. However, when their spirit friends are murdered, she agrees to go with him to find the killer. Their dangerous journey takes them to the center of the universe and the Velvet Door where a dark evil plots to take over the world. Her dreams turn to nightmares, and the future of the human race falls into her inexperienced hands.
Bullying is everywhere....and so is media coverage of bullying. In recent months, Ladies Home Journal, The Week, Redbook, and New York Times have all run articles on bullying. Episodes of Hannah Montana and Glee have dealt with bullying, and MTC launched a reality TV show called Bully Beatdown in 2009. Even the US Government is concerned; the Department of Health and Human Services has an interactive website dedicated to cyber-bullying. Bully in the Mirror can be a powerful part of the solution. The book blends facts about the negative effects of bullying with the author's views. Since Shanaya is a 13 year old girl who has been bullied, her experiences and those of her friends create an immediate connection with today's kids. Each chapter provides important facts along with tips and exercises Shanaya created. Readers learn how bullies operate and how to stop them in their tracks.