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Bear, Otter, and the Kid by T.J. Klune
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Feb 28, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, contemporary, ebook, family, glbt

Read for m/m team bingo challenge.
The idea of the story was great, but it just didn't work for me. The beginning was strong, where Bear and Ty's mom abandon them with nothing but a crappy letter AND taking pretty much all of Bear's money. Way to kick them while they were down... Bear had to give up his scholarship and postpone attending college. All these things made it easy to start to care for Bear, Kid and their friends who formed up their new family.

But the story kinda dragged a lot towards the middle. I rather struggled to get through because the story just didn't seem to move forward at quite a few spots. It back stepped frequently though. With generous number (it felt like to me, but I didn't count) of flashbacks. None of which I particularly enjoy in a book. And being told about the same event from three different points of view.

One thing I was curious about: (view spoiler)

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