By, Jon Krakauer
My Rating- 4 stars
Into The Wild, what a great book. This is a quick read about a young man in his 20s who decides to take his ideals and make them his reality. Krakauer tells the fascinating true story of Chris McCandless, who traveled all over the western U.S. and part of Mexico as a hitchhiker and adventurer for a couple of years making many unlikely friends along the way.
His ultimate goal was to live in the Alaskan wilderness, solely off the land which he eventually does successfully for a few months. Something happens to McCandless however while he is alone in the wild and he ends up starving to death, Krakauer will tell you exactly how in the book.
Krakauer does a great job of telling the reader why McCandless did what he did and where he got his ideals from. The amazing tales of adventure in this book make me want to take an adventure of my own.