For Darkness Shows the Stars
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Elliot North is one of the main characters in darkness shows the stars. I really liked her character in the book and I thought she was a brilliant aspect of it all.
"To my granddaughter Elliot North, I leave my compass, in hope that she will someday make it work again."
"A lump rose in Elliot's throat. He'd known she was always obsessed with his compass. He must have also known how she'd longed to use it to run away." (Page 332: For Darkness Shows the Stars.)
Not only is it the only thing left of him besides the compass that he gave her in the will it clearly states that she gets everything.
"The estate and all of its belongings shall not become part of the North Estate, but will instead past directly and undivided into the possession of my granddaughter and namesake, Elliot North." (Page 333: For Darkness Shows the Stars)
"The floorboards creaked beneath her feet, and slips of paper whispered upon her face and hands." .....
"Moonlight skimmed over the floorboards and made Nero's eyes a shimmering green. It wasn't enough to work by. It wasn't enough to read by. But who needed to read? She knew then by heart."(Page 57: For Darkness Shows the Stars.)