Cheryl had many difficult experiences as a young child and it led to very questionable behavior as a young adult. In many ways this is a love story, the love of a daughter for her mother. Somehow the trek along the Pacific Crest Trail led to healing. I wanted to cheer her along even though I didn't always approve of her behavior..
I put this book off for a good while because I didn't think a story about hiking would interest me. Oh how I was wrong! It definitely reached to a deep part of the soul, and I will remember it for always.
I love reading books that illustrate the human condition.
This story is so wonderful that I will be now buying a hard copy just to read again and savor the author's gorgeous writing and snippets of wisdom throughout.