Bear, Otter, and the Kid
by T.J. Klune (Goodreads Author)
Bear, Otter, and the Kid by T.J. Klune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*Stands and applauds*
This book was filled with so much angst, anger, hurt, betrayal, loss, love, forgiveness, redemption, strength, character, wisdom, laughter, tears and deep-rooted connection and passion that I felt as if my entire body was tied up in knots as I read it. I groaned and cried with Bear and the Kid. I cheered Otter. I hated Bear's mother with a passion. I hid my face in shame with Bear. I applauded the Kid's wisdom and I admired Otter's fortitude and determination to never give up on the man that he loves.
There were times when I hissed in agony over some of the conversations, not because they were badly written, but because they were so beautifully written that I felt as if I were the one being torn apart emotionally. That it was me having my heart broken. That I was the one being left and neglected. I was the one being pushed away. Like I was the one being betrayed.
I rooted for Bear, Otter and the Kid throughout this entire book and as the book grew closer to the end I grew nervous and despaired that maybe the author Mr. Klune just didn't see this couple the way I did. I needn't have worried, however, because if Mr Klune could write a story of three people so wonderfully created to be together, their story so beautifully, shockingly and hauntingly real, then I should have known that the end of this book would be just as beautifully, shockingly and hauntingly realistic.
I think that even if I hadn't heard stirrings about a possible sequel, I still would have been satisfied by the ending. The whole book was written from one person's perspective and then right there at the end, again in a beautifully brilliant way, the POV changes right there in the Epilogue. It was so perfect and put tied such a wonderful bow on an already beautiful story that when it was over all I could do was sigh and applaud.
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