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I read a book quite a few years ago about a boy who is at school and is confronted by a guidance counselor who is a monster trying to kill him.

He is saved by a girl who has been watching him and flies him away to a land where his family used to live hidden in an unreachable mountain realm. There, he finds out that everyone has ancient powers, as well as his parents at one time; but the memories were altered to save their lives in the normal world

Also at this place there is a large reflection pool whose surface can be changed to show the past. This boy has a destiny to find something hidden by one of his ancestors

  • The first part sounds a bit like a story out of the Goosebumps series, although the second half not so much – Robotnik Jun 13 '14 at 3:35
  • There is also a whiff of a resemblance to the Percy Jackson series, but that wouldn't be it either. – Mr Lister Jun 13 '14 at 16:57
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    And the My Teacher is an Alien series. Apparently, it was a popular theme. – Bobson Jun 19 '14 at 3:51
  • the name of the book is destiny of a dreamer by phillip marshall – Louise Rose Jul 15 '14 at 14:44
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I recently found the book that I was hunting for. It is Destiny of a Dreamer by Phillip Marshall.

Thank you to all who showed interest.

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