Touching Spirit Bear is about a 15-year old boy. His name is Cole Mathews. He has done lots of terrible crimes. His latest crime is smashing Peter Driscal’s head against the sidewalk. Cole’s punishment is either jail or one year on an Alaskan remote island. Cole chooses the island. With the help of Edwin and Garvey, Cole try’s to get rid of his anger. But during the one year long visit he sees a rare seen bear. He gets so angry that the bear isn’t afraid of him. So he decides to attack the bear. At the end of the battle Cole is defeated. Will the attack do nothing but damage or will it save his soul.
I think the author’s message is that people deserve a second chance to change.