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Publisher Description

In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.

After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go.

While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and, most importantly, from himself.

Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing.

A strong choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2010
April 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
732.9
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

Promise316 ,

Great message!

Great story, what it teaches and the way it’s written!

Preston🐻 ,

Absolutely Amazing

I’ve just started reading and the book is so good it’s not even funny. Very interesting storyline.

Tay14 :D ,

Good title

I found this book a long time ago for a book report, I finally re-read it again after a few years, I found it just as good as the first time. :)

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