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Bearstone by Will Hobbs
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Feb 09, 14

bookshelves: adventure, native-american-focus, teen-coming-of-age, teen-historical-fiction
Read in August, 2008

Hobbs is such a wonderful author, especially for boys. If you like Gary Paulsen, you'll love Will Hobbs. This is the story of 14-year-old Cloyd, a Ute Indian boy who has been sent to a group home in Colorado. For the summer he is sent to a farm owned by elderly Walter Landis. Walter and Cloyd struggle to understand each other, even as Cloyd seeks to understand himself and his heritage. A wonderful story set in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Starts a little slow, but picks up quickly. A very enjoyable read.
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