A 15 year old abused boy named Cole from Minneapolis beat up a kid in his class named Peter because he ratted out Cole
Cole was supposed to go to jail but his patrol officer Garvey and another Tlingit Indian named Edwin gave Cole a different option to go to an island in Alaska for a year to survive and think more.
Cole still had lots of anger in him so he burned the shelter that Edwin made him and then tried to escape but failed
Cole saw a spirit bear but it wasn't afraid of him so he tried to attack it. He failed and got mauled and had gashes all over for nearly a week while he was dieing unable to move and had to eat live mice and bugs just to survive. this gave him time to think so he learned how to forgive
When Cole was found he was rushed back to Minneapolis for recovery and then it was time to decide what Cole's punishment was
After a year he was decided to go to the island but this time he made the shelter and paid for food with his money and he did many relaxing thing on the island to let go of his anger but after hearing Peter tried to commit suicide twice he offered to stay another year to help peter recover from when he was beaten up at first this resulted in Cole and Peter making up .