All roads point to Susan hating this book:Bad titleBad coverBad 1st person POVBad female charactersBUT, funny thing is, sometimes you just can’t predict what you’re gonna like. I actually finished this book with a smile on my face. Much to my surprise, the main characters (Bear, Otter, and The Kid…go figure) were all super likable. Bear’s fierce loyalty to The Kid, Otter’s fierce loyalty to Bear, and The Kid’s fierceness, period (god, I adore this one!), made it all so charming and sweet. Yes, predictable for the most part. Yes, unoriginal in many parts. Yes, unbelievable in a few parts. Yes, Bear's inner-monologue got old in some parts. But, all in all, heart-warming.