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Wild

Wild
Cheryl Strayed
Knopf, 2012
Audience: Adults
Source: My Own Bookshelf

From Goodreads:
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wildpowerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.


What a well-written book! I don’t know anything about hiking at all. I’m definitely not outdoorsy in any way. In spite of that, I could not put this book down. The author’s descriptions were so great that I felt like I was there with her. Also, it was good to know that there are good people on the trail, too. I was positive something bad would happen to her at some point. I’m so glad it didn’t. It’s a great book for anyone to read and I am looking forward to seeing the movie.

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