Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben MikaelsenGhost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Ghost of Spirit Bear

byBen Mikaelsen

Paperback | March 30, 2010

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In award-winning author Ben Mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution.”

Life in the wilderness—exiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behavior—had its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it’s returning home and facing high school that he’s not sure he can handle.

With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim Peter—who Cole has now become friends with—must face it all together.

So when Peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target to the bullies, Cole’s 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 teenage survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.

Ben Mikaelsen is the winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writers of America Spur Award. His novels have been nominated for and won many state reader's choice awards. These novels includeRed Midnight,Rescue Josh McGuire,Sparrow Hawk Red,Stranded,Countdown,Petey,andTree Girl. Ben's articles and photos ap...
Title:Ghost of Spirit BearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.35 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006009009X

ISBN - 13:9780060090098

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sequel I'm sure everyone who read Touch Spirit Bear wanted to know what happened when Cole and Peter got home and had to readjust to city and school life. This is a small book, easily read in an evening, but it packs in a lot. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good For A Sequel This book does not come close to being as incredible as the original however I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. I also think the sequel is important because healing on a island is one thing but actually having to return to society and face everything he was trying to escape is a completely different story. If you enjoyed the first one you will appreciate this one as well.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This books tells alot about the power that kids have to change when things are bad at school or in life. If you take matters into your own hands in a good manner then things will start to turn for the best.
Date published: 2015-04-12

Editorial Reviews

“Mikaelsen provides a seamless transition between the two stories, as well as a highly satisfying resolution, and readers will find that, despite the new setting, this novel is just as much a survival story as its predecessor.”