Allison Sekemoto has lived her entire life filled with hatred for them—the blood-sucking vampires that have turned humans into nothing more than dinner. But when Allie is brought to the brink of death by ferocious Rabids, Kanin, a vampire, gives her a choice: she can die, or become the thing that she hates. Allie chooses immortality, and Kanin trains her in the tough realities of life as a bloodsucker.
Kanin’s gentle guidance and mysterious past make him a fantastic mentor. He’s knowledgeable and wise, but his experience haunts him; Allie provides Kanin a chance to redeem himself. Inspired by Kanin and Allie’s relationship in Julie Kagawa’s novel, The Immortal Rules, we came up with a list of just a few of our favorite mentors. Read through our list below, vote for your favorite, and tell us who we missed in the comments!
We hope every high school wallflower has a teacher like Mr. Anderson. There’s nothing a lost teenager needs more than some good books, and no one knows that better than a high school English teacher (and Mr. Anderson recommends some GREAT books). Mr. Anderson definitely embodies all of the English teachers who go the extra mile for their students.
Tobias Eaton (Four)
Tobias (Four) is famous among the Dauntless for only having four fears to face in his Fear Landscape, but we fell for him the moment he saved Tris. Sure, Tobias is dreamy, brave, thoughtful, and kind, but we’re sold because of the compassion he feels. He understands the challenges of switching factions, and is Tris’s number one resource during Initiation and in all of the battles that follow.
Professor X is the wise leader of the X-Men. His troubled youth and struggles to hide his mutant powers prompted him to found Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The school provides a safe haven for young mutants, and, with Professor X’s guidance, many of the students grow into injustice-fighting heroes. Clearly the man knows what he’s doing.
At first, Haymitch is the only thing standing between Katniss and Peeta and death, and things don’t look so great. But then Haymitch proves himself to be a more than capable mentor, guiding both of the tributes to victory with crafy plans and schemes. Of course, Peetnis definitely saved Haymitch from himself a couple times, so the mentoring goes both ways.
Our friend Harry has a lot of people watching out for him as he navigates the Wizard-world, but no one gives off that “kind-wise-all-knowing-perfect-human-grandfather-mentor” vibe the way Dumbledore does. He always has a twinkle in his eye and a clever thought in his head (or gracefully placed in a pensive) and no once cares more deeply for Harry’s well-being.
Raven isn’t someone we’d typically think of as a mentor: She’s young, quick to anger, and often keeps to herself. But Raven sacrifices a lot to save Lena and make sure that she survives life in the Wilds. Raven makes the tough decisions and enforces them with tough love, but, ultimately, she would do anything and everything she could to save Lena and her friends.
What do you think? Which mentor would you trust to guide you through the perils of life, love, and almost assured death? Vote now for your favorite mentor, and be sure to let us know who missed in the comments!
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