We are still unsure, as SarahB brought up, if Steve was forced to leave against his will, or if he simply left. Cutedramatic took the book on Greek Mythology as the most neon of signs, and delcaty agreed, suggesting that Steve fled and left the bookmarked clue as a sign that he’s working with Amanda, that he's on our side. ThursdaysLove and AllieK took a different tack, exploring the connections between Greek Gods and constellations, since we know Amanda loves all things interstellar, and we are in Orion, of all places.
I agree that there are way too many clues to ignore, and I’ve spiraled into a kind of frenzied researching machine on all things Athena. Despite the incredible parallels between Athena and Amanda, there is one thing that especially makes my stomach drop:
Athena is the protector of cities.
Is Amanda protecting us? From what? And why? I’ve been spending the last few months holed up writing my book, and admit that I may be a little paranoid since things are getting pretty strange with the police investigating our school, and interrogating us, and that crazy document on Thornhill’s computer...
(If you read my first few chapters, you'll see what I mean...)