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Book Review: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
My Uncle, who works fom Random House Inc and is a fellow book lover, gave me this book as I recovered from my recent knee surgery. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail documents a young girl who recently loses her mother and decides to hike the Mexico to Canada mountain trail by herself. Though starts she cuts the trail short, Cheryl Strayed shares her past struggles, present demons, and future hopes all while painting a vision of the PCT.
Although I wish Strayed goes into more detail about the actual Pacific Crest Trail hike, Wild is still entertaining and I have put “hiking the Pacific Crest Trail” on bucket list. This book is perfect for any outdoor lover. Check out Cheryl Strayed’s story here.
Does anyone have a review on Wild they would like to share?
I heard an interview with Strayed on NPR. It was pretty fascinating. People have been raving about her book ever since.
Being from Seattle and filled with local pride, I’m a little bummed she skipped the best part of the Pacific Crest Trail, the entire length that runs through my state. 😦
I was all set to hate “Wild” because other backpackers criticized Strayed for taking a long distance hike so lightly and for some of the mistakes she made along the way. I finally broke down and read the book and loved it. Certain parts of the story seem to be sensationalized or exaggerated, but I like that she was plucky enough to do at least part of the trail. Fiction, non-fiction, or a combination of both, it’s an entertaining read. I wrote a novel about a fictional trek across the Grand Canyon and wish I had the pizzazz Strayed does.
Reblogged this on Jeanne Meeks ~ Fiction Author and commented:
At first I wasn’t wild about “Wild” because other backpackers dissed it for technical reasons, but I finally broke down and read the book. I loved the story. Strayed had an interesting life and was plucky enough to start a long-distance hike with no experience and little preparation. “Wild” doesn’t depict a typical hike, but it is a very entertaining read. Here’s what other hikers had to say…