Unfortunately, as I describe it, it sounds like a mixture of Harry Potter and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I was hoping to get people to not necessarily tell me if they'd read it, because I'd still write it for me if nothing else, but rather ask questions that would enable me to think more in depth from more than just my point of view. The story is about a 14 year old girl named Rae who lives with her single mother in a bed and breakfast which also doubles at the town breakfast diner. The town has everything that most do, a city hall, a post office, a public school, etc. The difference being that near the outskirts is a large, fenced in private school. Due to her dad being a teacher (he and her mother have been divorced for years, long story) at the school (McBreene), she is able to go there. The school itself has dorms, but since she lives so close, she stays at home and attends daily. Anyway, it isn't until she gets to McBreene that she realizes things aren't as they seem. When she goes to the school library to do research, she gets drawn into the magic world that has been hidden from her her whole life. In this particular world everyone has a Core in which their magic originates. It's just a matter of how strongly in tune with yours you are. These Cores are the different elements: earth, fire, water, and air. Say a person has a fire core, they can do spells that require fire the best; however, they can still, with immense practice, do magic involving the either core close to fire, air and earth, but never water. Does that make sense? Every hundred years or so, one person is born with a complete core, meaning all four elements. This is the only way a person can have control of all the elements. Rae, as well as the founder of McBreene three hundred years before, has a complete Core. The year Rae starts at McBreene, they are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the school opening. Strange things happen throughout the school as the year progresses, and eventually the villain kidnaps her to try and perform a ceremony of some sort. I have yet to figure out what that is exactly.