Touching Spirit Bear
By Ben Mikaelsen
"Whatever you do to the animals, you do to yourself. Remember that."
This book is about a fifteen year old named Cole Matthews. He grows up fighting and stealing all his life. He is sent to a detention center on a remote island instead of jail to be punished for hurting Peter Discral and for stealing stuff. While on the island he encounters the spirit bear, which he was told to stay away from. What happens between Cole and the spirit bear will change his life forever.
"Cole's journey to self-realization and truth through hardship, confrontation, and ritual will fascinate young and old." --------VOYA