Monday, December 7, 2009

Joan recommends...

Author Ben Mikaelsen and his real pet bear

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen tells a story about one 15-year-old boy called Cole Matthews. He has had a really bad childhood, because of his family, his attitutde toward his friends and classmates, and his social behavior. Many times he has stolen or fought. One day he violently attacks his classmate Peter Driscal. He is forced to choose between prison and Native American Circle Justice. He chooses the Circle Justice and he is brought to a lonely island where he should change his personality. When he tries to escape from this island through swimming he meets a mysterious white bear...

Cole's journey is to self-realization through hardship and confrontation to destroy the evil in him. If you want to understand what is Cole's destiny, you should read the book.

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