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Within Cole Matthews lies anger, rage, and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Peter Driscal in the parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Peter may have permanent brain damage - and Cole is in the biggest trouble of his life.

Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. There, he is mauled by a mysterious white bear of Native American legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for death. His thoughts shift from anger to humility. To survive, he must stop blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers arrive to save Cole's body, but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that may save his soul.

©2005 Ben Mikaelsen; ©2007 Listening Library

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  • Margaret
  • Warrenton, VA, United States
  • 01-17-11

a heart for kids in trouble

This book was introduced to me by a teen patient in my pediatrics office as mandatory reading in his high school English class and the concept of tribal justice dispatching a teen to an island to fend for himself was fascinating. But I could not put it down. It is a story of redemption at a gut wrenching level of self discovery.

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  • Carolyn
  • Centennial, CO, USA
  • 09-16-08

AWESOME!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Very much worth listening too! Story drew me in and makes you think of other ways to heal!!


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great

this is one of the most amazing and touching books I've listened to. read it

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  • 01-03-17

Great family book!

Very visual in description. We loved this story and will never forget the life lesson it taught is.

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  • Jodie
  • Middletown, NY, United States
  • 02-11-14

Phenominal Book!

This is a young adult book that I read with my class, however, I have listened to it several times on my own. It is appealing to all ages, especially if you are curious about bullys and juvenile delinquents and why they act the way they do. It is touching and spiritual on many levels. It helps us to understand why children act out, what makes them appear to be so angry, and what experiences might change them. I highly recommend this book for pre-teens/teens and adults alike.

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Amazing

This book was awesome I don't like a lot of books but this book was terrific,the mans voice is kinda raspy but if you put it to X1.5 speed it sounds perfect.

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Restorative Justice!

Good read. I want to get it for my elementary school. #healing #traumainformed #RestorativeJustce #mendingrelationships

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Spiritually breathtaking

I loved as I was listening to the portion of the wolf dance, I crossed Illinois river, there, just above me, two Bald Eagles circled. WOW

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one of my favorite books. And I want you to listen

you should read this book it has a great story and a lovely ending, I want you to read this great book as well.

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love this book

it's crazy how I have now read this book twice LOVE IT. and I'm not much of a reader