Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Guardian of Eden by Leslie DuBois

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

I was compelled to enter to win this book from it's description on Library Thing.  I was not sorry that I had entered and I'm very glad to have had the opportunity to read this book.  I read it in one day - that is how good it was!

This is a story of Garrett, born of a white mother and an African-American father. He is the older brother of his half-sister, Eden; they have the same mother but different fathers. Garrett and Eden's mother is unfortunately an alcoholic and drug abuser who seems to be neglectful of her children, causing Garrett to become the "parent" of Eden.  He is a very gentle, sweet, and very intelligent young man, who loves his sister more than anything in the world, however, he has a dark side from the years of neglect he has received by his parents.

The novel starts out with an event that takes place involving Eden being rushed to the hospital.  It then goes into the story of how things went about resulting in that outcome. This is a very well written, interesting and realistic book, one that I very much enjoyed.  I would recommend this to most anyone, although it does involve a little violence and does touch upon incest from past encounters of the mother. Very good book!

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