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Mar 07, 2014 Katelyn Shaver rated it 4 of 5 stars
I picked up "The Guardians" on a whim and did not know what to expect; however, once I started reading I was pleasantly surprised. Although this was a short Sci-fi story it was well woven and thought provoking with an interesting main character as a bonus. I think the writer did a good job of developing the thought processes of the protagonist and of relaying them to us, the readers. I especially enjoyed the subtle streak of satire which was highlighted by the protagonist at the climax of the st...more
A short, simple, and clever story about a girl discovering the truth about her world and the misguided adults who rule it from afar. A sort of cautionary tale for adults who shelter their children and ignore their insights.
I listened to the librivox edition. Good story. What was noteworthy about this was comparing the treatment of the female protagonist to the females in other stories of the time. Usually women are called 'girls' - even if they're 44 yo 'spinsters.' Here, the female is only 20, and is both unmarried and innocently naive. But she is referred to as a woman. She's also intelligent and brave (though not unrealistically so). A 3 1/2 star story, rounded up because of this refreshing contrast to the casu...more