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Beartown

By Fredrik Backman
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Publisher Description

Now an HBO Original Series

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

Named a Best Book of the Year by LibraryReads, BookBrowse, and Goodreads

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People, a dazzling and profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.

By the lake in Beartown is an old ice rink, and in that ice rink Kevin, Amat, Benji, and the rest of the town’s junior ice hockey team are about to compete in the national semi-finals—and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

Under that heavy burden, the match becomes the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown.

This is a story about a town and a game, but even more about loyalty, commitment, and the responsibilities of friendship; the people we disappoint even though we love them; and the decisions we make every day that come to define us. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

4103 Reviews

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Loudly Crying Face“⚠️SA trigger warning ⚠️ The usual multidimensional characters that I love from Freddy. ALL the emotions like an actual rollercoaster 🎢 but almost little to no whimsy so this read is a heavy one!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingImmersive settingComing of ageThought-provokingBigotrySexual assault
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Believable charactersDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingImmersive settingRealistic settingComing of ageDarkHeartbreaking
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Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenSuspensefulHeartbreakingThought-provokingAbuseSexual assaultTransphobiaViolence
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Diverse charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal writingUnpredictableRealistic settingComing of ageHomophobiaSelf-harmSexual assault

About Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s SorryBritt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and on Instagram @Backmansk.

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