For the most part I did enjoy this book. For a first time writer I'm impressed. His adventure was easy to follow and brought back memories of my own AT hike....especially when having to hike and camp alone. I found myself liking Skywalker as a considerate person - particularly his concern for the welfare of fellow hikers.
What I didn't care for was the occasional cursing (sometimes very strong) that, in my opinion, was not necessary. Believe it or not there are some of us that prefer not to read such coarse language; however, I presume there may be just as many (perhaps even more) that favor such a writing style. To each their own....but for me, it was for this reason that I gave this book a rating of four stars rather than five.