Touching Spirit Bear
Touching Spirit Bear
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Touching Spirit Bear

Book #1 in the Spirit Bear Series
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12 - 15
Reading age
241
Page count
232
Words per page
670L
Lexile measure
Apr 30, 2002
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Within Cole Matthews lie anger, rage and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Alex Driscal in the, parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Alex may have permanent brain damage’and Cole is in the Biggest trouble of his life.Cole is offered Circle Justice: a system based on Native American traditions that attempts to provide healing for the criminal offender, the victim and the, community. With prison as his only alternative, Cole plays along. He says he wants to repent, but in his heart Cole blames his alcoholic mom his, abusive dad, wimpy Alex – everyone but himself – for his situation.Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. There, he is mauled by Mysterious white bear of Native American legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for his death His thoughts shift from from Anger to humility. To survive, he must stop blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers arrive to save Cole’s but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that may save his soul. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots without absolving solving 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

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780756910990
    Publication Date
    April 30, 2002
    Publisher
    Perfection Learning
    Page Count
    241
    Words Per Page
    232.4688796680498
    Audience
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    12 - 15 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    49780648
    Lexile® Level
    670L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    9
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    45132
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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