Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

20 Aug

Touching Spirit Bearis one of my favorite books after getting a very enthusiastic push to read it several years ago. I’ve even traveled to see Ben Mikaelsen speak.  It was a profound book about the outward manifestations of inner damage and the redemption you can almost be forced to find under the right circumstances. Fall seven times, stand up eight.

The Ghost of Spirit Bear picks up with the main characters Cole and Peter who have a tenuous grasp on their recovery. Being thrown back into a harsh school environment they struggle to find their way.  Isn’t the true test of recovery when you can handle anything under pressure? Will Cole resort back to his violent past? 

I listened to this book on audio and it was a quick listen. It didn’t move me like the first book did-it had too many cheesy moments and didn’t have the gritty, harsh feel I was expecting. That said, readers are already attached to the characters and will want to see what happens to them.  I’m a little disappointed tho-I expected more. 2008, 154 pages.

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Posted by on August 20, 2009 in Young Adult


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