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PandatageDanny lost his wife in A Car Crash And Since car crash and since day his son Will hasn t spoken a word Reeling from that loss he has been keeping his head scarcely above water from one day to the next In for a rude awakening when he is fired from his construction job his landlord threatening literal bodily harm if he can t make rent Danny resolves to become a street performer This start to Bear Necessity sounds like a veritable catastrophe in the making though it becomes an unlikely boon when Will unknowingly begins to open up to his panda disguised fatherSomehow a book about a boy who will not utter a word a year after his mother s death manages to be nergetic and loud Watching Will open up is less like the delicate unfurling of a rose and like a hurtle down the stairs the story propelling itself with a near unparalleled verve Of course this is achieved with the help of a stripper dance teacher a Russian friend with conspicuous hints at mafia ties and the dad who is willing to don a smelly panda costume and shake his limbs with zero dance Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars expertise In this case you need to take overcoming their grief in surprisingly inventive ways from the blurb very literally inventive absurdto may to to mah to James Gould Bourn doesn t aim for subtle did I mention loudarlier Sometimes I feel like I m being yelled at prodded and poked by this joke or that wisecrack feel like I m being yelled at prodded and poked by this joke or that wisecrack again said humor could tickle me in a most delightful way Ultimately it s childish fun and I found myself increasingly charmed the further Bear Necessity progressed There are outrageous situations and characters so over the top that I had to uestion these hyperactive adults with the Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life energy reservoirs of sub 14 year olds There are also moments so touching that I didn tven realize I was touched until I felt a tear in the corner of my Crazy Love eye I wish I could strike out some of thearlier narration unnecessarily detailed Every action is commented on a lot of telling that nags and pulls you out of the scene at times Long sentences of internal musings would wander tangentially making little headway in character development and obstructing the often hilarious dialogue between characters Once Gould Bourn hits his stride though or maybe when I couldn t help but nd up invested in seeing these zany characters find their resolutions I felt there was a perfect balance between laughter and poignancyI can forgive the imperfect xecution and xceedingly contrived scenarios because there is ample heart and hilarity never motionally manipulative in the way that books about grief can be Witnessing Danny get yanked out of his comfort zone while he draws Will into a safe space to flourish made this compilation of gags and heartfelt moments worth it Bear Necessity sends a message that a journey through grief is a hazy path to discern paved by love and support of others How we move forward from tragedy comes in different but ually important forms to acknowledge The way Gould Bourn sells the premise it wouldn t be so far fetched as to say a dancing panda could get involved Many thanks to Netgalley and Scribner for an ARC in xchange for an honest review I started this book feeling like 35 stars but the I got into the story the 4 stars started to appear I had a hard time at the beginning of the story with all the chatting going in circles not getting anywhere but then as I understood where the story was heading I felt like I was beginning to see the real true colors of Bear NecessityBear Necessity a story of a man trying to reconnect with his son and save his family after a very bad hard tragedy in his past that put a very big reef between them now Danny is ready to recover the lost ti For a debut novel Keeping Mum is absolutely amazing Such a truly wonderful story it had me hooked from the start Danny Malooley is a character that you will instantly fall in love with He s a hapless man with his life practically falling around at his feet Fourteen months ago the centre of his world died in a car crash His wife Liz his childhood sweetheart the mother of his son When Liz died a part of Will died that day too At the centre of this story is a heartbreaking plotline A man has lost the love of his life A son has lost his mother Neither know how to deal with their grief and this pushes them apart Will hasn t spoken since his mother died and Danny has found this hard However despit. A heartwarming poignant and charming debut novel for fans of Nick Hornby and The Rosie Project about a father and son overcoming their grief in surprisingly inventive waysDanny’s life is falling apart He’s become a single father to Black Heart, Red Ruby eleven year old Will who hasn’t spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash a yeararlier and Danny has just been fired from his construction job To make matters worse he’s behind on the rent and

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S and it is hilarious It is also heartwarming to see how Danny and Will get to know ach other better and also heartwarming to see how Danny and Will get to know ach other better and New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood each other get past their grief while remembering their love for their wife and motherThis one is a good one don t miss it Bear Neccesity is the story of a father trying to connect with his son who after the tragic death of his mother becomes completely silent and stops speaking Danny loses his wife in a car crash andnds up becoming a single father to his 11 year old son Will Will stops speaking after the death of his mother and also does not feel any connection to his father He spends most of his time Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey either with his friend Mo walking in the park or in the closet in his bedroom Danny who is facing a financial crisis after he gets fired from his work has to resolve now the most important challenge of his life connecting with his son his only family Indeed a delightful andngaging book Note Thank you James Gould Bourn Simon Schuster Scribner and NetGalley for the preview copy of this book in xchange for an honest review I m standing here talking to a stone and I know you can t hear me because you re not here You can t be here because the sun isn t shining His hair was gray and his yes were gray and ЯED everything in his wardrobe was gray but when he walked into a room it was like the sunshine had walked in right behind him In a time when nothing made sense any a time when your mind stopped being your friend and became your worstnemy sometimes work was the only thing that stood between you and insanity A year after the death of his wife Danny and his son Will are not coping with it well Will hasn t said a word since the accident Danny lost his job and can t pay his rent Danny then becomes a dancing panda in the park Will doesn t know it s his dad he s sharing all the secrets of his soul with while Danny is just happy his son is speaking Delightful story An xtremely interesting book not just because of the content itself but because of the way it is told James Gould Bourn in his descriptions uses a great and unusual sense of humour with a kind of sarcasm that makes the ordinary facts hold the reader s attention during the whole novel s development I will definetly be reading any future novels by this author Why It was hilarious sad and real Many of the conversations that take place between the charatcers are funny and ridiculous but while reading them you can t help but think you yourself had these same conversation with your friends and family and they were just as uirky and think you yourself had these same conversation with your friends and family and they were just as uirky and in retrospect That is the strength of James Gould Bourn s book the insight in our behaviours Some of the scenarios were slightly predictable but that isn t all that bad because you find yourself turning the pages anyway to see the spin on them Looking forward to the next one Thank you NetGalley Scribner and James Gould Bourn for the opportunity to read this book in xchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own BearNecessity NetGalley This is a sweet and heart warming story about a man named Danny who became a single father to his The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs eleven year old son Will when his wife died tragically a year before Danny s been trying his absolute best but things aren t going so well He s just been fired from his construction job and his nasty landlord is threatening to break his legs if he can t pay the rent Not to mention Will hasn t spoken to anyone since his mother died Desperate for money Danny is inspired by a group of local street performers and purchases an old and ratty panda costume and becomes a very poor dancing panda It s his last chance toarn money and also reconnect with his son This was definitely cute at moments Moreno especially in scenes between Danny and Will Danny is just honestly trying his best but he s a bit clueless about the whole parenting thing his wife was always much better with Will than hever was There are also some lovely lines about grief and family and how one can cope with it all That said I didn t always get the humour or it felt a bit over the top for my tastes It could sometimes feel a bit absurd with wildly random Monsieur Pain events happening and characters sometimes feeling a bit cartoonish But all in all a sweet novel about a father and son doing their best together in the face of lossAn ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley inxchange for an honest review. At the man in the panda costume is his father Afraid of disclosing his true identity Danny comforts his son But will Danny lose Will’s trust once he reveals who he is And will he be able to dance his way out of debt or be beaten up before he has a chance Filled with a colorful cast of characters Bear Necessity is a refreshingly unpretentious and ultimately uplifting story of a father and son reconnecting in the most unlikely of circumstance. E the heartache This story is uplifting and bloody hilarious I laughed so much at some of the scrapes Danny got himself into And what made this book charming were the secondary characters that were involved in Danny and Will s life Ivan Ivana and Yuri are amazing If there s ver people that you need in your life to pick you up and make you feel good or just to be there to protect you It s Ivan and his family It may not be conventional their way of helping or imparting words of wisdom but my word they were a light relief Even Reg and his sidekick helping or imparting words of wisdom but my word they were a light relief Even Reg and his sidekick who were terrorising poor Danny for rent Money Cue The Tying Him Up And Cue the tying him up and him with a claw hammer Sounds scary Yes But the way Gould Bourn writes it just makes you smile There are times when you read a book you can just imagine how it would play out as a film I would love to see Keeping Mum on the big screen I d love to see the dancing panda get beat up by the Ukrainians I d love to see El Magnifico wearing his dressing gown I d love to see The Shark I could sit here all day and tell you about the scenes in this book that had me smiling and chuckling away to myself But that would spoil the njoyment for you Keeping Mum will have you smiling from What If ear toar It s a book that will cheer you up no The Exhaustion Breakthrough end This book smells like it could be a new favourite of mine Thank you to Scribner for providing me with an arc Who taught you how to dance like that A pole dancer called Krystal She taught me after I rescued her bathrobe that was stolen by a wizard who can set things on fire with his mind Wow Just wow I laughed I cried I cringed and I just sat in amazement asverything unfolded in crazy outlandish wonder Danny lost his wife to an auto accident He cares for his son Will who hasn t spoken a word since that fateful day that he survived and his mom did notDanny loses his job and is threatened with a claw hammer to his legs by his landlord if he doesn t pay the two months of back rent plus interest in a month Being turned down by The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good every job he finds he decides to rtry his luck as a street performers Problem is he has no talents besides bad dancing and all he can afford is a panda suit that doesn txactly look like a panda What Supplemental Book ensues is an outrageously weird but funny read traverses the pain of losing someone close to you and trying to cope with that loss and life change Itxplores bullying and Hark! The Herald Angels Scream extreme hard times It also looks at friendship in the oddest of circumstances and outlandish of characters Ivan you will forever have my heart and Mr Coleman deserves teacher of the year award I highly recommend this for than just the laughs to anyone looking to branch into humorous domestic fiction Thank you Scribner and James Gould Bourn for the opportunity to review this novel for an unbiased opinion I d like to thank NetGalley author James Gould Bourn and Scribner for the advanced reader s copy inxchange for my unbiased reviewThis one was so much fun It was also sad heartwarming hilarious a little crazy but in the Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners end very satisfying The author s sense of humor comes through loud and clear throughout the whole book I loved itIt is about Danny whose wife died in a car accident one year ago and about Will Danny sleven year old son who hasn t spoken for one year since his mother diedDanny is getting by the best that he can being a single father getting over his own grief and dealing with Will who won t speak because of his grief There are many parts of this story including Will getting bullied at school and Danny losing his construction job But the fun begins when Danny finding no other jobs available becomes a street performer a dancing panda bear But the story becomes ven interesting when Will not knowing that his father has changed jobs begins speaking for the first time in a year to the panda bear not knowing it is his dad And then the fun beginsThere are several fun characters that are thrown into the mix Ivan Danny s former Russian construction co worker Krystal the pole dancer who reluctantly helps Danny learn to dance Reg the vil landlord All of them go a long way in making this a very funny and fun storyThe story culminates in Danny participating in a Best of the Street Performers competition where he hopes to win First Prize so that he can pay his rent All of the characters work together to help Danny and Will get through their tough time. Is nasty landlord is threatening to break his legs if he doesn’t pay soon Danny needs money and fast After observing local street performers in a nearby park Danny spends his last few dollars on a tattered panda costume impulsively deciding to become a dancing bear While performing one day Danny spots his son in the park and chases off the older boys who are taunting him Will opens up for the first time since his mother’s death unaware th. .