Bear, Otter, and the Kid

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974 ratings

Bear, Otter, and the Kid Publisher's Summary

Three years ago, Bear McKenna’s mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isn’t actually doing much living. With a few exceptions, he’s retreated from the world, and he’s mostly okay with that - until Otter comes home.

Otter is Bear’s best friend’s older brother, and as they’ve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect. This time, though, there’s nowhere to run from the depth of emotion between them. Bear still believes his place is as the Kid’s guardian, but he can’t help thinking there could be something more for him in the world ... something or someone.

©2011 TJ Klune (P)2012 TJ Klune
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  • Book 1

    • Bear, Otter, and the Kid

    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 761
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764

    Three years ago, Bear McKenna’s mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isn’t actually doing much living. With a few exceptions, he’s retreated from the world, and he’s mostly okay with that - until Otter comes home. Otter is Bear’s best friend’s older brother, and as they’ve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it! This was a re-read for me.

    • By Heather on 07-19-14

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Who We Are

    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Charlie David
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact. They've moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself. But that's not the end of their story. How could it be? The boys find that life doesn't stop just because they got their happily ever after. There's still the custody battle for the Kid. The return of Otter's parents. A first trip to a gay bar. The Kid goes to therapy, and Mrs. Paquinn decides that Bigfoot is real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you loved the first, you will love the second

    • By Boys like Boys on 10-26-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • The Art of Breathing

    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Tyson Thompson graduated high school at sixteen and left the town of Seafare, Oregon, bound for what he assumed would be bigger and better things. He soon found out the real world has teeth, and he returns to the coast with four years of failure, addiction, and a diagnosis of panic disorder trailing behind him. His brother, Bear, and his brother's husband, Otter, believe coming home is exactly what Tyson needs to find himself again

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!

    • By Orlando on 11-26-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Long and Winding Road

    • Bear, Otter, and the Kid Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 226

    Family is not always defined by blood. It's defined by those who make us whole - those who make us who we are. And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they've never been before. There's a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to go. There's a phone ringing, bringing news they do not expect. There's a brother returning home after learning how to stand on his own. As these moments converge, all of their lives will change forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, emotional...wonderful.

    • By Belen on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $24.95