Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review: Wild: From Lost to Found of the Pacific Crest Trail

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

After her mother’s death, Cheryl Strayed goes into a downward spiral, which destroys her marriage, and sets her on a dangerous path. Feeling the need to find herself again, she embarks on a 3 month journey, with zero experience, to hike over a thousand miles from the Mojave Desert in California to Washington State on the Pacific Crest Trail.

After hearing rave reviews about this one, I was surprised at how hard it was for me to get into. I LOVED hearing about her experiences on the PCT, but the flashbacks to her multiple incidents of cheating on her husband and her flippant drug use almost made me put the book down. They were just hard to get through, at least for me. I am glad I stuck it out though, as there was a happy ending.

I give it a C+.

If you enjoy this style of book, check out Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. 

Also, check out the movie, starring Reese Witherspoon (who is nominated for an academy award for her portrayal of Cheryl Strayed), in theaters now.