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Girl vs. Bear based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GIRL VS. BEAR is a fine collection of nine short stories, all written by Ms. Kerr.
The stories encompass so many different aspects of teenage growing pains. Though the stories say "from the 80's," I believe anyone can relate to the messages that are presented. Only subtle clues showcase the difference between now and the 80's. The overall messages are universal in time and place.
One character struggles with the idea of her mother dating a younger man. All she can think about is how embarrassing it will seem to everyone else. It isn't until she discovers that her mother's boyfriend has abilities of his own does she begin to realize that her mother needs her own life, as well.
In another story, the plans of one boy at tennis camp go totally awry. When a bad case of sunburn turns him into a hermit, he experiences more from his time alone than he would have trying to be the smooth player.
These are just two of the wonderful stories in the collection. As is the case with most short story collections, everyone will find something different in each of the tales. Some will touch you more than others. I'm sure the ones that spoke to me will differ from those of everyone else.