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Chasing the Bear by Robert B. Parker
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Jun 13, 09

bookshelves: robert-b-parker, mystery-thriller, youngadult, series
Read in June, 2009, read count: 1

Ah, Spenser . . . this is a great story for Spenser fans, delving into his young teen years and giving us a clue as to how Spenser became so incredibly cool. Though formatted for young readers, it is told as if Susan and Spenser are at a park and he is sharing the story with her. The book assumes that you know both characters, and bounces back to them often, giving glimpses of the familiar Parker dialogue style. I don't know if this format would work for new young readers, or if they will just be confused. I certainly enjoyed it - but I've read all 35 and several more than once; I even went back and re-read them all in order (took 2.5 years!)so I got all the nuances of the narrator portions of the tale.

The type is huge and in spite of the 169 pages, I finished it in a few short hours.

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