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There will be bears…

A new novel by Ryan Gebhart

Upper Elementary and Middle School

224 pgs. 

“They have a saying out here – if you’re going to shoot a grizzly, make sure you have six bullets in your gun.  Five for the bear, and one for yourself” – a wry remark from Tyson’s grandfather who has other sober, unsentimental advice for his 13 year old grandson.  This is a book about fear, problematic relationships, and other tough issues of trust unfolding in a great adventure.  You may have to rethink your ideas about hunting.  This tale is not for the faint-hearted or squeamish, but it is a fast-paced, convincing and often hilarious Middle School read. The lessons are profound, and I thought it was excellent.