Touching Spirit Bear
  • Release Date : 20 April 2010
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0062009680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062009685
Score: 4.5
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Synopsis : Touching Spirit Bear written by Ben Mikaelsen, published by Harper Collins which was released on 20 April 2010. Download Touching Spirit Bear Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 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.