Sunday, September 09, 2007
Bruchac, Joseph. 2007. Bearwalker.
Bearwalker is NOT your typical middle school read. Yes, our hero is an eighth grader who is picked on by the school bullies, but from the second or third chapter on...this book is SO much more than that. Baron, our hero, is Native American--Mohawk Bear Clan. But he is not excited to be going on a weekend field trip with his class. The idea of being alone in the wilderness with the bullies so near is not his idea of fun. But after a series of "accidents" (accidents that occur too frequently to be mere coincidence) this field trip turns into a wild race for survival. And Baron's heritage of stories with strong and brave heroes and scary monsters may just save the day. If you are in the mood for a thrilling adventure--a wilderness adventure--then this is the book for you.