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Monday, March 9, 2015

What I Read - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

just finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed over the snow break.  I would have to say this has probably been my favorite book I have read so far this year (it's only March though).  I am a little behind on my goal for 50 books for the year due to a few I started but just couldn't make it through so I put those on hold for a while and picked up this one.  I've mentioned before that I really love books that make it to the big screen and this one fits the bill jus
The story is the story of Cheryl Strayed's personal journey through a summer backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail.  The book follows her through some major moments in her life where she found herself torn and broken and needing a fresh start.  So, she pretty much sold most of everything she had and decided to backpack hundreds of miles on her own.  She is so honest as she meets new hikers, wildlife, and some questionable characters along the trail.  She speaks of her physical pain as well as the emotional journey she is on.  This book makes me want to go buy a pair of boots and a tent and do a little trail backpacking myself. 

I don't really know how I would categorize this book.  It has some suspense and some humor but it also has some very sad situations as well as some thrilling moments.  It was a really good book and I hope to be able to see the movie soon.  I am sure Reese Witherspoon is perfect for the part of Cheryl.  She is exactly who I pictured in my mind the whole time I was reading it!    

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