In award-winning author Ben MikaelsenÕs riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a Òhugely satisfying resolution.Ó
Life in the wildernessÑexiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behaviorÑhad its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it’s returning home and facing high school that feels most daunting.
With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim PeterÑwho Cole has now become friends withÑmust face it all together.
So when PeterÕs limp and speech impediment make him a natural target for bullies, ColeÕs suppressed rage comes bubbling to the surface a lot quicker than he anticipated. Will he throw everything away that he learned on the healing, remote Alaskan island?
In this tale of survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it’s not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.