Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Audience: Older Teen/Adult
Summary: Four years after the sudden death of her mother from a highly aggressive cancer, Cheryl Strayed made a decision that would change her crumbling life. She decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the Western equivalent of the Appalachian Trail. Her rigorous 1,000 plus mile hike would change her life in ways that she little expected. This book is the story of her hike and its ultimate alteration of her very being.
Lucinda's Views: I admit that I picked this up after having read about it in a fashion magazine. (Gasp)
But I was intrigued nevertheless. This account of hiking the PCT and all its many dangers, hazards, and beauties almost had me convinced to go out and buy a backpack to start training for the Appalachian Trail. (Anyone who knows me knows that that is so not my idea of fun.) With well written, descriptive prose that draws you in and allows you a vision of a woman whose life is just beyond her control, Cheryl's hike is truly a test of courage, strength, and true grit that makes an enjoyable and motivating read.....(I was looking at hiking boots today....)