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The Guardian

The Guardian
By Joyce Sweeney
Henry, Holt and Co, 2009
Audience: All Teens
Source: Library

From Goodreads:
Hunter has never had anyone to look out for him. His mother gave him away when he was young, he’s never known his father, and his foster mother leaves a lot to be desired in the mothering department. So when a mysterious, benevolent force suddenly starts coming to his aid, Hunter doesn’t know what to believe. Could he really have a guardian angel? Hunter so badly wants someone to care that he’s willing to take a leap of faith, and more. But when he finally learns the truth about his angel, he’ll have to decide whether it’s the best thing that ever happened to him or the worst.

Wow, what a fast read! This book was very interesting. I loved it. My only complaint was that it was too short. I loved the surprise, I loved his confusion (because I felt the same way) and I loved the ending. It was perfect. 

I picked this one up because I had read another book by this author - Players - and enjoyed it. That book... it was about basketball. I never read sport books. If someone can get me to like a basketball book, they're a good writer. Also, I liked the idea of reading about angels. There were some tough issues that came up but they were handled well and made the story interesting. This is a good one for reluctant readers.