This is at times a breath taking story of loss and a broken life made whole again through a journey. At times I felt as if I was with Cheryl on the trail. I could envision the high Serra's and the mojave desert as she made her pilgrimage. This is a classics story of loss and discovering that what we seek was inside all along.
A great story about endurance and finding oneself. It makes me want to hike the PCT. I wanted to keep reading til the end.
We weren't super impressed with the narrator- the character in the book is a young woman finding herself and the narrator reading it sounded like an older woman. It made the story hard to believe.
Tho is a good one. It pretty close to home with me and where I am in my life right now. I laughed out loud and also sobbed. I love a book that can take you on a journey and this one did just that. I gave it 4s instead of 5s mostly because this isn't the type of book I normally read, so I feel like I have other favorites. Have recommended this to anyone who asks for a good read.
I think a good time is a 40 oz. of old english and a good book. A great time is when I leave the book.
I didn't really enjoy the writing style. Performance was good. Although the book seemed both immature and pretentious. Cheryl just complains the whole time and doesn't really learn anything worthwhile on her hike. She was strong to make it all the way but she treats the smallest inconvenience like it is mt. Everest. So when real trouble comes along it doesn't seem to be that big of a deal. Her mom showed her how to be optimistic and cheerful through tons of hardship and she seems to just love wallowing in her own misery. I didn't hate the book though and it was pretty entertaining at times. I might recommend it to someone else.