‘Rita looked up to see the headteacher, Mrs Toft, peering in through the glass. Two dark figures lurked behind her.’ Read the opening chapter of Divide And Rule, book 2 in the Division Bell trilogy.
“We’re making you this offer now. You won’t get it again. There’s a van heading to the centre tonight, and you could be on it. If you want.” Read the second chapter of Divide And Rule.
Sidekicks often turn out to be readers’ favourite characters. That’s exactly what happened to Rita Gurumurthy, the rebellious teacher in the Division Bell trilogy.