The Touching Spirit Bear is the BEST book i've ever read! It is about a kid who's father beats him and his mother is a drunk. Cole, the main character, has anger problems. One day after school he smashes a school nerd's head into the sidewalk and gave the kid brain damage. The nerd's parents set charges agaist Cole and Cole is found guilty. He is sent to Juvinille Hall and is about to face major charges when hears about Circle Justice, a place where troubled youth can go instead or to lessen jail charges. Circle Justice is ran by an idian who sends Cole away to and island.
A lot more things happen in this book, but i don't want to spoil it!:) I think this book deserves 5 stars. You should really read it, I'm sure that you will like it!! Happy Reading!!