- File Size: 1719 KB
- Print Length: 436 pages
- Publisher: Deseret Book; 2nd Edition edition (December 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A6FELP4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Guardian Kindle Edition
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In this case a young girl (Danni) is given an heirloom by her grandfather on her thirteenth birthday. She knows it is special to him and to her ancestors, but does not know why. Her grandfather doesn't fully explain, but says to keep it with her and to protect it. On her sixteenth birthday she soon will find out why this gift is called "the guardian". Her family and her boyfriend's family are in danger and it is up to her with the aid of her boyfriend (Rick) and brother (Cody) to save her parents, grandfather and protect Rick's family. Through the course of events she discovers the power of the guardian. The story takes place mostly in southern central Utah. An area Lund knows well from other books he has written.
I found that there were many parallels and lessons to be learned by this story. It emphasized the importance of families, friends and the help of others. To know of your heritage and how ancestors are a part of you, and knowing them can help you to discover yourself. The guardian was like a metaphor for spiritual gifts.
This is a great coming of age book that I would recommend for teens, but would be enjoyed by all ages. I intend to give a copy to my granddaughter for Christmas.
The ending was almost the best part of the whole book. I wish Danni's and Ricks relationship had blossomed into something more concrete at the end but the story speed up well. It was a tad baffling that this was a religious family it there was little recognition or thanks given to God for what happens. Praise went to the pouch. Would I recommend this book? It was a great idea,wonderful twists, has some great lessons but probably not except maybe for the young.
It shows that some of the best stories linger for years before they are put to pen and paper (or word processor).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed it the most the characters' setting in a part of Utah that I've only go through on my way to Provo. I've always wondered the type of people that populated that area. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Abraham Hurtado
Very suspenseful,, full of drama and action, a little of the supernatural, not too scary, good book for teens and up.Published 5 months ago by Lois Kullberg
I loved this book!! He is an amazing author I've read nearly ALL of his books & highly recommend any and ALL of them!! Read morePublished 6 months ago by nuttall
I love Gerald Lund's style of writing. The Guardian was wonderful! I did not want to put it down. It is a story told by a 13 year old girl as she progresses thru to age 16. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jamsc