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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.834383

Alone in the wilderness, Cole found peace.

But he's not alone anymore.

Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a remote Alaskan island has a way of changing your perspective. After being mauled by a Spirit Bear, Cole started to heal. He even invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and they became friends.

But now their time in exile is over, and Cole and Peter are heading back to the one place they're not sure they can handle: high school. Gangs and violence haunt the hallways, and Peter's limp and speech impediment make him a natural target. In a school where hate and tension are getting close to the boiling point, the monster of rage hibernating inside Cole begins to stir.

Ben Mikaelsen's riveting saga of survival and self-awareness continues in the sequel to his gripping Touching Spirit Bear. This time, he weaves a tale of urban survival where every day is a struggle to stay sane. As the problems in his school grow worse, Cole realizes that it's not enough just to change himself. He has to change his world.

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on June 17, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060090073
ISBN-13: 9780060090074
4 Book Reviews
  • co18
    co18Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm55 stars
    • piecatofpie
      piecatofpieThursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm55 stars
      it sounds cool because the first book was amazing
      • cvv
        cvvSaturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:12 am
        I want to read this. I have not read it yet.
        • odland
          Mrs. OdlandFriday, August 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm
          This book starts where Touching Spirit Bear leaves off.