Bearstone Summary
Will Hobbs

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Bearstone Summary

Hobbs presents the story of a young man searching for and finding his identity in a world foreign to the tenets of his upbringing. As such it follows the pattern of most rite of passage novels: it contains the requisite portrait of the young male struggling against the confinement imposed on him by a narrow-minded society, his rejection of its standards, and his eventual development of a personal philosophy that increases his understanding of the world and his place in it. Along the way, he must also confront the idea (or the reality) of evil existing in the world, evaluate and invent his own belief system, and face a series of challenges or perform a number of tasks in order to gain the prize—self-confidence and validation.

Hobbs treats issues important to many young people—feelings of isolation, the struggle to discover what is good and...

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