Guardian: The Early Years Of John Wesley Dafoe by Natasha DeenGuardian: The Early Years Of John Wesley Dafoe by Natasha Deen

Guardian: The Early Years Of John Wesley Dafoe

byNatasha Deen

Paperback | September 1, 2014

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For seventeen-year-old Maggie Johnson, transitioning the dead isn't hard. What's tough is surviving the insults and pranks of Serge Popov, high school thug and the dumbest jock to ever set foot in Dead Falls, Alberta. When she finds him dead and later discovers his spirit trapped in her room, she figures it's a case of divine justice. Let the jerk rot for eternity, bound to an earthly prison. But someone-or something-has a different agenda. If Maggie doesn't help Serge cross over, she'll die at the hands of the otherworldly entity that's taken an interest in the dead bully. As she digs into the circumstances of Serge's murder, she'll uncover the secrets hidden by the world of the living and the wonders revealed by cities of the dead-if her investigation doesn't kill her first.
One of the best parts of being a writer for Natasha Deen is presenting at schools, conferences, and workshops. She's also appeared in a variety of media outlets as a literacy advocate. When not working, she hangs out with her furry boys.
Title:Guardian: The Early Years Of John Wesley DafoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:Great Plains PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927855098

ISBN - 13:9781927855096

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great YA Any time I pick up a book by Natasha Deen I start with great expectations. With Guardian, she managed to exceed my expectations by leaps and bounds. I loved this book. It is important to note that I am NOT an e-reader fan. My copy of Guardian is electronic. Somehow I managed to get so totally lost in the story that I forgot I was reading my computer, I forgot I was sitting in my living room, I was in Dead Falls, Alberta with Serge and Maggie. Any time you pick up a book by this author, you can be sure that the writing will flow well, the story will be consistent and the editing will be perfect. Guardian is no exception to this rule. I love a book that makes you forget you are reading and instead pulls you in to live the story. Guardian did that for me. The theme of bully/victim dynamics is relevant and important, especially in the YA world. In Guardian, Natasha Deen proposes a solution to this problem in communication and understanding. A great message for both sides of this problem to consider. She doesn't excuse the bully in any way or diminish the pain of the victim and still manages to resolve the issues in a realistic way. I am traipsing dangerously close to spoiler territory here so I will stop, but know that this book is one of the best YA books I have read in a long time.
Date published: 2014-11-30

Editorial Reviews

"a great hybrid of horror and mystery (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Veronica Mars), with oodles of potential for humour and terror - and Deen gets the most out of both."- Quill & Quire"Any novel which has what appears to be a dead body in the trunk of the protagonist's car on the very first page is bound to be a page-turner ... this mix of mystery and fantasy in Guardian is unusual, perhaps, but effective. Highly recommended." - CM Magazine"Guardian is at its heart a murder mystery, albeit a paranormal one, and a superb one at that" - CanLit For Little Canadians"certainly a recommended read for those interesting in young adult/paranormal fictions." - Asian American Literature Fans