A book that I recently read that I really enjoyed was “Into The Wild” by Jon Krakauer. I read it because it was a book that my teacher required me to read for our class assignments. I did not know that I would grow to enjoy it very much.
Its genre would be classified as non-fiction. This novel was very different from a lot of books I have read in the past. The book’s focus was on the main character Christopher McCandless and his journey to live in the wild in Alaska. Many people that he met throughout the whole novel did not understand why he was so motivated to Alaska because of the wealth he was surrounded by. Even Chris’s parents did not understand his drive to get away from civilization. Chris’s parents describe him as acting like a normal boy while he was growing up. It was in college that he began to become disillusioned by his parent’s wealth and with society. His friends described him as becoming an outcast and spending all of his time reading instead of going to parties or socializing.
That was my favorite part of the book because that is when Chris begins to make a lot of realizations and I liked seeing him grow as a person because then I could personally connect to what he was thinking while he attended college. I wish I could have personally met Chris because he sounds like he was a great person.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and reading about personal growth or “finding” yourself. It was very amazing to read about his journey through the United States to get to Alaska.
Even though the ending might disappoint people, it is still a great novel and should be read by everyone.