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The Guardian by [Lund, Gerald]
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Product Details

  • 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
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Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put it down. It had all the necessary elements for an enjoyable read. I liked the idea of a whole family involvement. In times when there are so many fractured families, it is exciting to read a book where there is a family working together showing love and concern for each other. I liked the idea of learning about ancestors and the influence they have in making us who we are.
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Format: Hardcover
Gerald Lund has done it again. He is masterful no matter what he is writing. I have read many of his other books and get involved with the characters almost immediately because he can bring them to life through his words.
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.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a great book, easy to read yet very engrossing! I couldn't put it down. I recommend this book to any one young and old. The main character, Danni, is a typical teenager yet seems to come into her own when her family is facing grave danger. It is fascinating to see how she can work through different difficulties and learn more about herself and her heritage.
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This is a great family book with all of the wonderful elements of action, adventure, mystery, and a little romance. Since the main character is in her teens, I would think that teens and young adults would enjoy this but it will also make a great read allowed for families. Great job Brother Lund.
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Some of the twists in the,story were great and totally unexpected, which kept me moving forward, but I was soon VERY tired of the exact same thing that bothered me in the first book. To much of the same over and over. Escape catch, escape catch, the same idol threats and tons of sarcasm and some real silly mistakes that get them captured again. WHY? I think that the book would have been better if there had been fewer but more action packed escapes to make it more believable and less repetitive. Also, taking a trip to "get away from it all" then going back to the same place to we're just kidnapped and held hostage at gun point!! Then they are kidnapped again!
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.
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you have to have the first book in this series to under stand what is going. Both are well done, it shows so many emoiton and how working as a family can help to get things done. lots of love between parents and kids, also shows how the dark side can take over your life. Great read. I know the southeastern Utah country so love how detail that part was.
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Format: Hardcover
I found this book drawn out with an unbelievable plot that goes way beyond fiction. The youth characters are unrealistically wise beyond their years. I have been a big Gerald Lund fan but this book was disappointing and not as good as the first one. I'd like to see more real historical fiction from the author. Looks like most others disagree with me, but I'm just reporting my opinions.
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Gerald Lund is a well established author but it warms my heart that he is still thinking of stories he told his children. This story will grab your heart and is not the normal story he tells. We enjoyed the locale, as we have visited those places with our son.
It shows that some of the best stories linger for years before they are put to pen and paper (or word processor).
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