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Beartown (Beartown, Bk 1)
Beartown - Beartown, Bk 1
Author: Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith (Translator)
People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Thei...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501160776
ISBN-10: 150116077X
Publication Date: 2/6/2018
Pages: 432
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 64
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junie avatar reviewed Beartown (Beartown, Bk 1) on + 617 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book!
I loved the many characters, both likeable and not!
I loved the location and the description of living in very few hours of daylight.
I loved the whole hockey team and their very talented players. I don't even watch or like hockey, but this made me a fan!
There was nothing I didn't like about this dark, humorless and grave story.
I couldn't take my eyes from this novel until finished.

There is a "Beartown #2 coming! Can't wait!
eadieburke avatar reviewed Beartown (Beartown, Bk 1) on + 1176 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Beartown is a small hockey town in Sweden that rests all its hopes and dreams on the junior hockey team winning the national semi-finals. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil.

Backman is a masterful writer and this one will leave you reeling. His characters are well-drawn and the story is well-told. What amazes me about Backman is his knowledge of human behavior and how humans generally will react in certain situations. This story could have happened in any small town and would probably have the same repercussions. It is a highly emotional read and you don't have to like hockey in order to enjoy it. I have read one other novel by Backman, A Man Called Ove and enjoyed that one too. This book is a bit darker than that one but one that you should not miss reading. I look forward to reading the next book by Backman and I highly recommend this one to those who like to read about human behavior.
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reviewed Beartown (Beartown, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
I am a big fan of this author and I loved that the storyline is totally different from the previous books he has written. Finally, what a wonderfully surprising ending!


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