Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear

Book - 2001
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After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060291495
0060291494
9780380977444
0380977443
9780380805600
038080560X
9780060734008
0060734000
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 22 cm

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vpl_teens Jul 27, 2017

Cole, an angry and hostile young offender, is given the option to participate in a healing circle by serving out his sentence on a remote Alaskan Island. At first Joel is arrogant and scornful but then he survives a mauling by the mysterious white sprit bear and realizes that he must change his attitude and develop a respect for the outdoor environment to save his life. This book conveys the beauty and power of nature perfectly. (Sequel: Ghost of Spirit Bear)

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PurpleJewel101
Jul 25, 2016

Its heart touching!

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Zeinab Chebbani
Apr 15, 2016

It's actually not that great, but it is one of the books I've read before!

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yanhe
Dec 18, 2015

This book has a great moral to it, and I will definitely recommend it if you need a great image. However, it's not as interesting as I thought it would be, but it was okay.

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brown_elephant_18
Jun 04, 2015

I really loved this book. It shows how to be a good person

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ottawalib
Jul 06, 2014

I read this for a book assignement and I wasn't too sure about it at first, but it turned out to be really good! (It is a bit violent though.)

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KiraNelson
Jun 12, 2014

it is a love hate relationship in this book

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blue_bear_1243
May 27, 2014

i loved when cole got mallued by the bear

Leo1Knight May 05, 2014

Ghost of Spirit Bear is good too.

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lilyofthevalley3
Feb 17, 2014

This book was amazing! Emotional on many different levels. Appealing to young adults and adults alike. You must read!

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green_cheetah_777 Aug 09, 2014

green_cheetah_777 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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er_chetna
May 28, 2014

er_chetna thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Barney_Stinson
Jul 25, 2012

Barney_Stinson thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

tanase Jul 09, 2012

tanase thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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green_turtle_446
Jun 13, 2012

green_turtle_446 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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lightning1243
Mar 16, 2012

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sithier Jul 17, 2014

I think this book is very inspirational. How it goes from a stubborn boy who thinks no one loves him so he expresses how he feels by misbehaving then gets punished and heals and forgives then he understands as he realizes who he was, who he is, and who he wants to become.

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ottawalib
Jul 06, 2014

15 year old Cole Mathews is a trouble maker. So, as his punishment he is banished on an island where his adventure starts and changes him.

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er_chetna
May 28, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Yes there are many scenes in the book involving blood. Also some disgusting scenes like the part where Cole eats insects and 'other' stuff.

tanase Jul 09, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: there are some intence scences like becoming mauled by a bear, so not for people who squirm around blood.

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ottawalib
Jul 06, 2014

Try manipulating a storm or lying to your hunger. Try cheating the cold.

tanase Jul 09, 2012

"But I saw one," Peter insisted. "Will anyone believe us?"
"It doesn't matter what other people think and believe,"
Cole said. "It's what you believe.That's what's important."

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