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Kayla M, October 31, 2014 (view all comments by Kayla M)
Living in a beautiful place like Hawaii can be taken for granted. I know I have never really appreciated the magnificent wonders just on our island. The fascinating sites to go to, to see the true beauty of our islands; from our pretty flowers all the way up to the masculine mountains that stand tall and give a wonderful look to Oahu. In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, it allows you to feel and see the harsh weathers of Anchorage, Alaska. Although Krakauer is not the actual person that went on this vigorous adventure, he still shows and tells of the miraculous journey Christopher McCandless took. The book made me appreciate that I live in a place of tropical climate, so we don't have to fight the brutal weather in Alaska. In the book, Chris McCandless came prepared for the Alaskan weather but he brought very little resources. With very little resources he also needed a shelter to keep him from freezing, in this case he used an old abandoned bus. In the bus another adventurer carved into the ceiling which shows the harshness of being alone in the Alaskan wilderness, "“Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness(14)”. It shows the harsh conditions Chris had to go through alone. He had no way to get out of the terror of loneliness, starvation, and frigid coldness of Anchorage. This book gave me a sense of action and adventure that I never had before. I also know now of how tough it is to live in the wilderness of Alaska alone, which makes me appreciate my home, Hawaii.
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Kayla M, October 31, 2014 (view all comments by Kayla M)
Living in a beautiful place like Hawaii can be taken for granted. I know I have never really appreciated the magnificent wonders just on our island. The fascinating sites to go to, to see the true beauty of our islands; from our pretty flowers all the way up to the masculine mountains that stand tall and give a wonderful look to Oahu. In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, it allows you to feel and see the harsh weathers of Anchorage, Alaska. Although Krakauer is not the actual person that went on this vigorous adventure, he still shows and tells of the miraculous journey Christopher McCandless took. The book made me appreciate that I live in a place of tropical climate, so we don't have to fight the brutal weather in Alaska. In the book, Chris McCandless came prepared for the Alaskan weather but he brought very little resources. With very little resources he also needed a shelter to keep him from freezing, in this case he used an old abandoned bus. In the bus another adventurer carved into the ceiling which shows the harshness of being alone in the Alaskan wilderness, "“Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness(14)”. It shows the harsh conditions Chris had to go through alone. He had no way to get out of the terror of loneliness, starvation, and frigid coldness of Anchorage. This book gave me a sense of action and adventure that I never had before. I also know now of how tough it is to live in the wilderness of Alaska alone, which makes me appreciate my home, Hawaii.
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EPascua, October 17, 2014 (view all comments by EPascua)
Being the oldest of three children, I have had to learn how to take care of not just myself, but also my younger siblings. Like normal siblings, we fight against each other, but even with the fights, we all still love each other and look out for one another.
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is a mediocre novel with patches of well written emotional passages. I don't think that this book needed to have been written if Christopher McCandless had just been a little bit more reasonable and had taken some precautions to protect his well being which would have surely prevented his death at such an early age. I found the majority of the book to be extremely slow, and the events retold in this book seemed to be exemplifying the same exact ideas as other events. Although not my favorite memoir, there were some moments in which I connected and sympathized for the family and friends. Luckily, I have no close friends or family members that have suddenly disappeared and passed away, like Christopher McCandless, but I do have a younger brother. My brother is five years younger than me, and I love him very much. I am very close and protective of my brother, and like Carine, I too would be emotionally wounded if he was to unexpectedly pass away. When Carine first hears of her brother’s death from Chris Fish, her husband, “she began to scream . . . When [Chris] Fish tried to comfort her, she pushed him away and shrieked at him to leave her alone (141). ” Carine's intense reaction to her brothers death shows us how close the relationship was between the two siblings. Her world was a glass box which was shattered by an unforeseen bullet.
This book had many excellent scenes, but what took me back was the many events when Chris meets strangers along his journey. The amount of people he met kept growing and growing, and many times, the book would jump back and forth between his "friends" and it made me very confused. All in all, this book would not have been my first pick, but in some occasions, I found myself falling into the book and feeling for the family and their loss. Those were my favorite sections of the book, and those sections tugged at every single one of my heart strings
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M Daly, February 11, 2014 (view all comments by M Daly)
In 1992 a young man trekked into the Alaskan wilderness for an adventure. He never returned. Some months later, hikers discovered his emaciated body in an abandoned bus. What started out as an article for Outdoor magazine, turned into a journey of discovery for author Jon Krakauer as he delved into the boy's history to find the reasons for his journey and eventual death. The result is an engrossing story of a young man who loved adventure, but pushed himself too far.
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Haylie F, October 20, 2013 (view all comments by Haylie F)
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, follows the exhilarating adventure of Chris McCandless, a young man who left his family and friends, abandoned most of his material possessions, and treks across the country in hopes of one day being able to live off the land in the icy Alaskan terrain. The author does a great job of portraying McCandless complex personality through meticulous research based on interviews, letters and journal entries, but sometimes it can fall a little flat. There wasn't as much action going on during certain points of description, and you kind of lose the great sense of excitement that was built up from his odyssey. I enjoyed the first 100 pages though, feeling the same thrills as McCandless and cheering him on as he makes his thrilling and bold expedition.

At some points, his journey was so exalting that I felt inspired to get off my lazy butt and actually go out into the world and to something daring adventurous. "...make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation... The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure (126)".

The passage resonates with me because my life has been filled with stagnation and inactivity. I am the queen of conservatism. I don't consider myself unhappy, but I'm always afraid of moving outside the comfort zone, of expanding further than my own comfortable little shell. I often don't exert myself to my best capabilities because halfhearted efforts seemed good enough. When I read about McCandless, I noticed that one of his admirable traits is if he wanted something he went out and did it. He was not afraid of challenges, the greater they are the better. Anyone in search for inspiration and an enlivening, eye-opening story should definitely read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307387172
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Various
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Hitchhiking
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 MAPS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01x5.18x.70 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307387172 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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....
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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....

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