"In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given 25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter...." So that's what the front cover says.
First of all, I am not a huge fan of nonfiction, I prefer fiction a whole lot more. I had low expectations for this book especially since it was nonfiction. I must say this book was just as I expected, it was boring. Why was it boring? From reading the summary above, you must think it is an exciting book. Well, this book was way too long! It dragged on and on, I was finishing it just to say I read a nonfiction book this summer. It talks about Christopher's life, then his friends life, and then the author, Jon Krakauer's own life. It says the same thing over and over, with different details, and it was just blah. In about 100 pages in the book, it says everything I needed to know about Christopher and why he went to Alaska and why he died. Then the next 100 pages talks about the author and goes into more detail. Frankly, I just didn't need that. I got the point that Christopher went into the wild for his love of nature and wanted to get away from civilization. This book, combined with lengthy descriptions, small print, and long pages just wasn't for me. You could read the entire book, and learn never to go to Alaska alone, or you could read only the first 100 pages and learn about the whole point of the book, in fewer hours. An especially boring read for me, 2 stars ⭐⭐ :(