Bear Witness

Bear Witness Three years after witnessing the kidnapping of her best friend Robin Paige Bellen is expected to continue on with life as usual Now with her closest friend out of the country a messy relationship

  • Title: Bear Witness
  • Author: MelissaClark
  • ISBN: 9781940716756
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three years after witnessing the kidnapping of her best friend, Robin, Paige Bellen is expected to continue on with life as usual Now, with her closest friend out of the country, a messy relationship with Robin s boyfriend, and a family that handles her with kid gloves, Paige isn t sure if she ll ever be able to move forward in life Bear Witness explores the aftermath ofThree years after witnessing the kidnapping of her best friend, Robin, Paige Bellen is expected to continue on with life as usual Now, with her closest friend out of the country, a messy relationship with Robin s boyfriend, and a family that handles her with kid gloves, Paige isn t sure if she ll ever be able to move forward in life Bear Witness explores the aftermath of a crime in a small town, and what it means when tragedy colors the experience of being a young adult.

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  • MelissaClark

    Melissa Clark is the author of Imperfect, Swimming Upstream, Slowly, and Bear Witness She created the animated television show, Braceface which starred Alicia Silverstone and ran for 5 seasons on ABC Family Melissa teaches writing and literature at Otis College of Art and Design and privately

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  • Bear Witness by Melissa Clark is a tiny look into the life of a young girl named Paige whose world was changed one evening when a man broke into a home and stole her best friend Robin. This novel does not depict a girl who has moved on after her friend’s disappearance. Instead, it shows the reader what it’s like to be inside the head of someone who knows loss at an age where all she should know if care-free innocence.The true glory in Bear Witness is the way in which the book is set up. It b [...]


  • This book was in my hands from the time I started to read it until I finished it. I couldn't put it down. Melissa Clark gets the voices and personalities of her characters exactly right. I went from feeling for the adults, to feeling for the girls, and hoping for a different outcome.I also loved how Ms. Clark creates the time frame of the story. That in itself gives this book a unique feel and works quite well. Kudos to that aspect of this story!!I was provided a copy of this book from the publi [...]


  • The story begins three years after Paige witnesses the kidnapping of her best friend. While her other best friend and fellow witness left the country, Paige has to deal with classmates and neighbours who all know her story, and a family who treats her with kid gloves.It's a strong beginning, and I liked some of the flashbacks. What I wasn't a big fan of was the overall structure - each new chapter takes us to an earlier period in Paige's life, through the trial and the immediate aftermath, all t [...]


  • I picked up this book and finished it about an hour and a half later. Most of the characters in it I could do without and did not care for. However the two I cared about the most were Paige and her older sister, Erin. There was a section in the story that really was the breaking point for me that I connected the most with them. It was when Paige called Erin to pick up her from a party. They share a sister moment. Then there is the moment when I as the reader get to really feel what Paige experie [...]


  • This is a good quick read that shows us the aftermath of a kidnapping. Paige witness her best friend get kidnapped before her eyes and she never got over it. We see the guilt that Paige feels being there and feeling that she should’ve done more to help her friend. She also is dealing with her family situation and how she feels that no one understands her and how she truly feels. This is a very serious subject matter but it doesn’t feel too heavy though. I like how we see the subject through [...]


  • Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsA young girl is there the night her friend is kidnapped and a few weeks later her body is found and the story begins three years after this horrific thing has happened to her and goes backward in time. With chapters that are made of moments from each year, Paige provides the story of what happened and how her life has completely changed due to the tragedy.I loved the structure of the book. Divided by grade levels starting in 10th grade, I loved how [...]


  • I found this story to be a quick read that covers a serious topic told in a serious tone. What happens in the event of a kidnapping? The perspective of a teen witness is presented before, during and after the incident. The sense of helplessness and coping with the emotions involved comes through. And, while not a tearjerker, the story's sadness is felt.




  • BEAR WITNESS by Melissa Clark is a tiny look into what can only be described as every parent's worst nightmare. A story with a different type of narrative, this novel is definitely worth a lookLEASE DATE: April 2015PUBLISHER: SparkPressDISCLAIMER: Novel sent via NetGallery in exchange for a honest review. SYNOPSIS: Three years after witnessing the kidnapping of her best friend, Robin, Paige Bellen is expected to continue on with life as usual. Now, with her closest friend out of the country, a m [...]


  • This book starts with the main character being in 10th grade and still trying to come to terms with what happened to her best friend. From there we see her try and find distractions from playing sports to putting her all in getting good grades to not doing anything. We see her go from trying to figure out what college she wants to go to, to being a sixth grader and having fun with her two best friends. In between these two times we also get to see her like a boy, get the pets she's always wanted [...]


  • My feelings about this book are mixed. On one hand, this is such a chilling tragedy. I wanted to feel for Paige because of the horror that she went through. But I didn't really ever find myself liking her or feeling sorry for her in particular (more for just the situation that she went through). I didn't find her particularly likeable. I also didn't really feel that she came very far, healing-wise.I did, however, like the way the story was told. The first chapter is current-day. Then each chapte [...]


  • I received a copy of Bear Witness for free as a Giveaway. This is a YA novel.Bear Witness looks at Paige Bellen's life after her best friend Robin was kidnapped from her home, when Paige and their friend Caroline were there having a sleepover. The story starts three years after the kidnapping and each chapter works backwards a year, going back to the year before the kidnapping. It was an interesting way to lay out Paige's account. Told from Paige's perspective, but still illustrated how the kid [...]


  • "Before Robin was taken, Paige thought death was something that came slowly, with warning, the way that cancer had taken her grandfather--her father's father--when she was ten."At a young age, Paige deals with the loss of her best friend. The author takes us through how Paige deals which such a tremendous loss at such a young age. Paige's family tries to understand and support her as Paige tries to make sense of something senseless. Paige reaches out to friends and primarily finds comfort in her [...]





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