Everything you need to understand or teach The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce.
The Darkangel plunges the reader into a world of fantasy and mythical creatures, while at the same time treating basic human qualities like love, loyalty, and bravery. The situations that Aeriel, the heroine, faces are realistic to the reader, despite the novel's fantastic setting.
The detailed descriptions of creatures, landscapes, food, clothing, tools, and lifestyles all serve to enhance the story.
The novel is alive with tangible detail, from the tiny, trumpet-shaped hornflowers...