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Guardians
By John Christopher

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Guardians by John Christopher

Book Awards

  • Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1971.

Book Description

One of a series of fiction for schools. The moral of this story, set in the 21st century, is that freedom has to be won and kept by the young. It won the Guardian Prize for Children's Literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780435121761
ISBN-10: 0435121766
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 132mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Heinemann
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 10-Sep-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Once more into the abyss where Mr. Christopher functions best. . . . In a future England, the city-dwellers - Conurbans - exult in their plasticized proximity, the County gentry (and their servants) in their anachronistic seclusion, and each disdains the other as alien: for orphaned thirteen-year-old Conurb Rob crossing the Barrier is simply an act of self-preservation, a way to escape the brutalizing State boarding school. His assertiveness notwithstanding, he is equally a pawn when - befriended by young Mike Gilford - he becomes the patrician family's "distant cousin from Nepal"; Pygmalion-like, he adjusts to County customs, to the no-less-prescribed if more genteel existence. But Rob's coming, his very being, has made a difference to Mike, drawing him to the covert revolutionaries at school: people are content, agitator Pembroke admits, but "Being discontented is part of being free. And we aren't free." While Mike embraces the argument and the cause, Rob rejects both - until exposure to one of the all-controlling Guardians and disclosure that complacent, ineffectual Mr. Gifford has been "conditioned" (as Mike is threatened with being) sends him back across the Barrier to join the conspiracy. Orwell of course was there first, and this is not the compelling construct of The White Mountains; neither are the characters as critical to the action (circumstances shape them rather than vice versa) or as interesting. But the dichotomy is drawn with finesse and the issues emerge of their own momentum - of their own free will, you might say, which is very much to the point. (Kirkus Reviews)


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