Touching Spirit Bear… many words can be used to describe this amazing book. I enjoy reading this book because of all the relatable moments that take you back to that one moment in your life. The one part of the book though that took me back to a really good memory was when Edwin said going into the cold pond everyday made allowed him to release his anger. This reminded me of the time I went swimming at White Pine Beach in the rain with my friends. It really was a moment you had to experience because even if someone were to tell you what they experience it just wouldn't be the same. So what happened was I was swimming with my friends but then it started to rain. We decided it would be fun to stay in the water as parents watched so we did, we grabbed a board next to us and use it to protect us from the rain. Surprisingly it was one of the best feelings I've ever felt. In that one moment in life and even though it wasn't that long, I forgot what anger and sadness felt like. I only felt happiness and fun. I felt the happiness of the people around me, I felt so free, If I could, I would go back to that day at that time every day of my life. Even today I still go back to that memory whenever I swim anywhere. Another part of the book that reminded me of a moment in my life was when Cole thought he looked stupid while "dancing his feelings." This part reminded me of the time I went to a very big Christmas party at my church and all of a sudden all of the parents began line dancing. Each parent was perfectly mimicking all of the others as they all danced in unison, like one person was controlling them. Then I saw a bunch of kids join their parents. Friends of mine began to join too, even my sister joined. Then I thought "you know what? It doesn't matter if people judge me for dancing with them, as long as I enjoy doing it and I know they would be ok with me joining them then what's really holding me back" so I got up there and really quickly I managed to learn the steps to the dance. Eventually a found my self at the front of the big group with my friends leading the dance. I think that was the first moment I really stepped out of my comfort zone and that it also marked the time in my life where I stopped caring if people judged me or not, I believe that without that moment I wouldn't be where I am today with all these great friends to back me up. For example, I met my good friends Kyle, Steven, Colton, and Jordan because I had the guts to step into the basketball court and asked them if I could join. Those two parts in the book really made me think back to those important experiences in my life.