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Amanda Burnson is a typical teen with all the typical problems: excess weight, struggles with body odor, random people trying to kill her . . . oh, and her boyfriend just might be a werewolf. At seventeen, Amanda, who has been raised by her neo-pagan uncle, has more friends at the local Renaissance fair than at her high school. Most of her summers are spent at fairs, festivals, and Aunt Maggie's farm.
There is something new going on in the heart of America, in the small Iowa town that Amanda calls home. The whole town is changing-a tough way to begin a school year. New kids alongside the old; new attitudes colliding with the usual annoying old ones; menacing new faces alongside comforting ones. . . things will never be the same once this brew is boiled.
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Book One of the Bear Naked Series, written by R.J Eliason, is a beautifully written Young Adult Fantasy that combines real-life issues with Norse mythology. The writing itself is beautifully presented, although the dialogue can seem overly formal and forced since the author uses no contractions in the characters' speech. However, that's easily overlooked as Amanda pulls you into her world; presenting her story with all the knowledge, wisdom and courage she ultimately needs to draw on in order to emerge a stronger person. Definitely worth bookmarking for the sequels. ~ Amazon Reviewer
All in all, this was a little quirky, and a little queer, but Bear Naked should appeal to most readers. ~ Coffee2words at wordpress.com
I don't normally read Young Adult fiction, nor am I an avid reader of paranormal and/or shapeshifter stories, but I was very pleasantly surprised by "Bear Naked" and will be reading more of this genre in the future. The book proved to be a very entertaining read, the main characters are all likable and the element of suspense keeps you guessing right up to the-big-showdown at the end. On top of that, the book is very well written. R. J. Eliason has certainly set the scene for further volumes in this series and I'm looking forward to reading about what the fascinating characters she has created will get up to next. If you're looking for a unique and delightful read I thoroughly recommend you delve into the pages of "Bear Naked". ~ Amazon Reviewer