Monday, February 6, 2017

Book Review: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

It's time to review another book and it's this book was the first book I read in 2017 :)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed


Cheryl Strayed is twenty two years old and after the death of her mother, her own life came crumbling down.  Her family scattered and her own marriage failed.  Four years after the death of her mother she makes the most impulsive decision of her life, she decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she is going to do it alone.

Let's keep in mind that Cheryl has no experience and did no training, she just wants to do this for herself and so she sets off on the trail of more than a thousand miles long, expecting what? That she learns on the way...

This book was pretty cool to read, while she is hiking Cheryl brings you back to times in her life that brought to where is she.  Or just times in her life where she was happy or sad or just damn miserable, and you are just there along for the ride with her.  Yes, there are times that you want to slap her but there are times that you feel her pain to.  But no matter how you feel about her, one thing that will impress you is her will and how she never, ever gave up.  There where lots of things thrown at her along the trail but she somehow look at the positive side and made it work for her and always find another way to finish her journey.

It wasn't the best book/memoir I have read but it was still a good read and if I wasn't such a big chicken maybe I would try to hike the PCT, hey Cheryl is a woman and she did it all by herself.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, it took me a while to read, I don't know why but it is a solid 4 stars.  I did end up watching the movie and I liked it, of course lots of things were changed and yes some of them bothered me, but for the most part is was good.

Have you read Wild?  Or watched the movie?