2018/07/25

BOOK REVIEW:
WILD BY CHERYL STRAYED

Title: Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Published: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 338
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is the story of Cheryl Strayed, who in the wake of having lost her mother at 22, decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.


Review:
So, I decided to pick this book up because it seemed like something I would really like, and although I am aware that a lot of other people seem to really love this, I just didn't.

The beginning of this book is fantastic though. Reading about Cheryl and the loss of her mother and the monumental grief she feels is so incredibly emotional and heartbreaking. You can really feel that she's completely lost her footing in the world and I get why she went on the journey she did.

The rest of the book, however, was a bit disappointing to me. It felt incredibly long and along the way I just completely stopped caring. I think there's something about it that I just couldn't connect to the further into the story I got, and towards the end I felt it started to border on just straight up navel-gazing. It's a little hard to sympathize with the author sometimes and it just threw me off.

I've read some reviews that are bothered by the discussions in this about sex and drugs, but I didn't mind any of that. What I did mind was just how bored I was by this, and it's a miracle I even managed to finish it.
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