5+ Stars!!

Phenomenal! Writing and storytelling perfection. From the foreboding opening to its escalating crescendo, this book held me captive.

Backman used multiple point of views, character interactions, and misguided motivations to tell this story. From the seemingly inconsequential to the most vital, the author laid a foundation and planted seeds to bring the story full circle and it was mesmerizing.

Beartown had everything in it's pages. It was heartrending, witty, inspirational, and at some of its best/worst moments, emotionally devastating. The nuances were smart and subtle. In the end, this book was a dichotomy - at times, maddening and difficult to read, but equally hard to put down. Perfection

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