Daniel Smith is a normal, everyday high school student. The only difference between him and his friends is the fact that he is a wizard. Raised in the human world, Daniel doesn't know how to use magic (except accidentally causing things to float) and knows next to nothing about Eden (think alternate reality that wizards live in). Daniel's life starts getting a little crazy and only him and his friends can figure it out and fix everything.
SL Lewis managed to make the story come to life. I honestly felt like I was in the book watching it act out, rather than just reading. Daniel's daily interactions in high school seemed true to life, he has friends, deals with bullies, strange teachers, etc. The story builds as odd things continue to happen and more and more details come to light about the wizard world. All in all The Guardian and the Dream Crawler was a delight to read and I recommend it.