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The Bear

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A child's perspective I received an advance reader edition of t

A child's perspective

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Little, Brown and Company and Net Galley for the purpose of review.

I really enjoyed this book. It is no secret that I read a lot. I have read lots of books. Because I read so many books, I o...
A child's perspective

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Little, Brown and Company and Net Galley for the purpose of review.

I really enjoyed this book. It is no secret that I read a lot. I have read lots of books. Because I read so many books, I often see similarities in the book that I am reading to other books that I have read. A plot that was exciting the first time that I experienced it may not be quite as much fun the twentieth time I encounter it. That is why I liked this book so much…It was different! I do realize that other books have been told from the point of view of a young child but this is the first time that I have had the privilege to read a book written in that format.

This book starts out with 5 year old Anna camping with her family. Anna is not sure what is going on when she hears yelling. The next thing she knows she is being thrown into the cooler by her father along with her brother. After time passes and things quiet down, Anna gets the cooler open and hears her mother. Her mother tells her to get her brother in the canoe and she will catch up. Anna does as she is told and takes care of her 2 year old brother “Sticky” until they are found. This story is told in the wandering way that a 5 year old experiences life. The author was able to truly capture the innocence of childhood. The epilogue ends the story perfectly.

I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was well written and the main character was so realistic. Every time Anna sniffed her bear Gwen, I thought about how my own daughter would throw a fit every time I washed her pink doggie because then he smelled “funny” in her eyes. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something a little out of the ordinary.

posted by Caroles_Random_Life on February 11, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

An insightful novel

I do recommend this book, not because of a suspenseful plot, but for the insight I got into a 5 year old's mind. She's resourceful and fanciful at the same time. An excellent, quick read.

posted by 263235 on April 4, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Dont waste your money

    If you want to hear a five year old ramble nonsense for a whole book.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Not a 'feel good' book..the one good feature of The Bear by Cla


    Not a 'feel good' book..the one good feature of The Bear by Claire Cameron was that it wasn't long. Based on a real bear attacked of two adults that involved no children, the author added two children to the story for no reason I could see other than to have a voice. Even for poetic license, to put children in these horrific conditions is unconcienable. The book is written as if a five year old is experiencing it right now making it even worse. I disagree with the overview when it says that the account is at times "funny." I would recommend this book to...no one!


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