The two instantly bond, and it is revealed that Penn can access anybody's personal records held by the school, telling Luce that she is a "..powerful friend to have." That evening, Luce visits the library, where she meets Miss Sophia, a grey-haired librarian.As Luce wanders through the maze-like library, she begins to see the return of "The Shadows," paranormal, ink-like smudges that Luce has been seeing since childhood.She continues to stress herself out over her encounter with Daniel, which distracts her throughout much of the lesson.
As both are waiting outside the classroom, Luce notices a tall, handsome boy across the grounds, and suddenly becomes nervous and panicky, which she doesn't understand.
Standing next to Daniel is Roland Sparks, a boy with dreadlocks.
Daniel notices Luce staring at him, and begins to smile back at her before raising his middle finger at her in an aggressive gesture.
The novel has been translated in more than 30 languages and has more than 80 cover editions.
On December 27, 2009, Fallen reached number 3 on the New York Times best seller list.