Touching Spirit Bear - Ben Mikaelsen

Touching Spirit Bear

By Ben Mikaelsen

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-04-20
  • Book Genre: Animals
  • Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 707 Ratings)

Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen read online review & book 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.

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Posted Reviews

  • Great message!

    5
    By Promise316
    Great story, what it teaches and the way it’s written!
  • Absolutely Amazing

    5
    By Preston🐻
    I’ve just started reading and the book is so good it’s not even funny. Very interesting storyline.
  • Good title

    5
    By Tay14 :D
    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. :)
  • Book

    5
    By 3531usmccpl
    I love this book. I have read it multiple times. It never gets old.
  • Such a good book so far

    5
    By SushmitaNew
    I love the meaning! I’m just reading it and it’s really good cause it shows a guy dealing with problem and calming down! Good book :)
  • Book

    5
    By BookDude19
    This book was interesting
  • Yeet

    5
    By W35tr4
    Is good book
  • Touching Spirit Bear

    5
    By Ina Redhawk
    I utilized this story as a tool to assist with Anger Management issues in my Native American approach to Wellness course. It was well received.
  • more than expected

    5
    By gloria_aguilar16
    the title won’t seem like much but contains an extreme meaning. 100% recommend this book 💕 what i loved about most was animals being included in this and how amazing this book can be if you really connect to it. the author really put in a lot of work to make this book unforgettable, and how he and his wife adopted a bear, amazingly remarkable. looking forward to adopt a bear myself ☺️💕
  • Touching spirit bear

    4
    By Aidan DeMare
    This book is so good. I was disappointed with the ending though.

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