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After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, troublemaker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given an alternative: a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. This program—called Circle Justice—is based on Native American traditions that provide healing for the criminal mind. To avoid serious jail time, Cole resolves 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 violent anger cause him to examine the root of his troubled ways.

Author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant depiction of the vicious cycle of violence and one boy's journey to healing.

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Will the attack of the Spirit Bear destroy Cole's life or save his soul?

Cole Matthews has been fighting, stealing, and raising hell for years. So his punishment for beating Peter Driscal senseless is harsh. Given a choice between prison and Native American Circle Justice, Cole chooses Circle Justice: He'll spend one year in complete isolation on a remote Alaskan island. In the first days of his banishment, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and nearly dies. Now there's no one left to save Cole, but Cole himself.

About the Author

Ben Mikaelsen is the winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writers of America Spur Award. His novels have been nominated for and won many state reader's choice awards. These novels include Red Midnight, Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, and Tree Girl. Ben's articles and photos appear in numerous magazines around the world. Ben lives near Bozeman, Montana, with his 700-pound black bear, Buffy.

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Zach.Stouder32, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by Zach.Stouder32)
Have you ever heard of a ghost spirit bear? Unheard of, Right? Well, that seems to take a spin in the book Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson. In this book, the main character Cole, has a bit of a temper, and unleashes it on a kid named Peter at school to the point of brain damage. Then, he must pay the price of spending time alone on a deserted island for an entire year. The theme in this book is that although you have acted really bad in the past, it does not mean that the same thing will happen in the future. You need to forget about the past and look toward moving the future. If you like books that are filled with excitement, hardships, and new beginnings read Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060734008
Author:
Mikaelsen, Ben
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Ben Mikaelsen
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Forgiveness
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Alaska.
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 x 0.8 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Will the attack of the Spirit Bear destroy Cole's life or save his soul?

Cole Matthews has been fighting, stealing, and raising hell for years. So his punishment for beating Peter Driscal senseless is harsh. Given a choice between prison and Native American Circle Justice, Cole chooses Circle Justice: He'll spend one year in complete isolation on a remote Alaskan island. In the first days of his banishment, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and nearly dies. Now there's no one left to save Cole, but Cole himself.

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