Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild

By Cheryl Strayed

  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 308 Ratings
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At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston GlobeEntertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch 

Reviews

  • You cried, I cried

    5
    By Jeanuigiois
    Funny how when the author starts to shed tears at the end of her journey and nothing before, that was when I cried as well - with the exception of Lady, but I'm not going there. :( My Mom passed away a couple years back and I've been struggling with my life since then. Reading this novel has brought back memories of my own life, and renewed my sense of adventure. The only problem I had with the end, was that it was over. There are so many things I want to know. I feel as if a friendship ended before I wanted it to and I need updates. Incredible book and and a Queen of a woman.
  • 👍

    5
    By EDMESK
    Interesting
  • Loved it

    5
    By C.Kats
    Glued the whole way through
  • Wild

    3
    By Yukonsgold
    Couldn't put it down, but was hoping for more.
  • Dazzling

    5
    By Moon_Star
    I, like RangerJane below, also felt some ambivalence toward the main character/author. But that in no way detracted from my fascination with her story or my admiration for her brilliant writing, not to mention her determination to change her life. Thoroughly entertaining; you'll be left wishing the book, and Strayed's epic journey, didn't have to end (although for the sake of her feet, I'm glad it did!)
  • Great Read!

    5
    By B*LEE*D
    Best book I've read in a while.
  • Wild, a story about one women's experience on the PCT

    3
    By Guytonyca
    A true account of a women who needed to complete this challenge to heal from her mothers all too early death, survive a failed marriage and rid herself of a brush with drugs. Well written and brutally honest especially about her own errors and faults. The characters she meets are because of the relatively short time span involved are not complete in their description. The simplicity of the story is a bit of a downer but the writing makes up for that. It's a simple read that left me interested trying a solo hike but the honesty she displays about feet and sores convinced me take a scenic tour instead.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Day off2
    Fantastic book. Recommend to anyone who appreciates good writing and a well-told adventure of a woman finding her way.
  • Wild

    4
    By RangerJane
    Great imagery of the wilderness, struggled to decide if I liked or disliked the main character. Funny in some places, disturbing in others - overall a worthwhile read.

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