My 8 year old LOVED this book.
By Justaname on March 18, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
We downloaded this book for my oldest child (who is a budding environmentalist and avid Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader). She couldn't put it down and is already asking if there is a sequel. In her own words:"This is a great book. Everyone should read it!"

Fantastic Read!
By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a very interesting book. The author's voice was strong and I really enjoyed reading it. The author's word choices are both articulate and understandable for the age range the book is meant for. I believe both children and parents alike will be able to get a good read out of this book.


...this is a great tactic and maintains the suspense

ANOTHER 5-STAR REVIEW! From an Amazon reader on December 9, 2015
This is definitely a tween-style book, but hey so is the Hunger games. I was really surprised by this coming of age tale. It really reminded me of the author Andre Norton’s work. This is a short read but very intense. David adds little plot misdirection throughout to liven things up for those who think they have it figured out by page 20. This is a great tactic and maintains the suspense. The underlying theme of ecological destruction is well thought out and applied.

When Dell finds himself attacked by alien shape shifters, befriended by giant telepathic crows, and talking to a stranger who creates force fields, he discovers that his grandfather's medallion is actually a key to Awen, a sentient planet at the center of several galaxies.
Awen is dying.

Mutilated by a group of criminals out to steal the minerals lying under the planet's crust, the ailing planet bestows Dell with the power to control Her Elements and rescue Her from certain destruction. Rooted in Celtic mythology, Rescuing Awen draws parallels to our own planet’s ecological dilemma. Young readers are sure to enjoy Dells heroic journey of self-discovery in a world filled with conflicting messages.