Cole's life is like a sour patch kid its sour at first but then sweet.
Cole's life is like a flower. Just like his life, a flower can go bad. However, if you try really hard, you can make it good again.
I believe the spirit bear symbolizes Cole's life. Cole felt the need to kill the bear since he felt the bear as a "threat", but once Cole threatened the bear he took Cole as the threat and attacked him, just like Cole tried to attack him with an wooden spear. The bear came back to Cole and they both felt trust since the bear let him touch its pure white fur.
Book symbolizes his life ,by his having lots of chapters you never know whats coming next.
Cole's life is like a fruit cake. Fruit cakes taist so bad they should not even be called cake. But on the outside it looks cool. Cole acts big and strong but in reality, is having a hard time.
I think that the spirit bear symbolizes Cole's attitude because, when Cole is still mad and goes up to the spirit bear it is aggressive but, when he finally gets over his anger the bear doesn't harm him.