Into the Wild, by Jon Krakuer

Guest Review by Mary M.

Over the past few years I have been forced to read many books for school, some good, and some bad. It was not until this year that I came across a book that actually captured my attention and made me think about life in a different sense. Into the Wild, written by Jon Krakuer, is an inspirational novel about a young boy, Chris McCandless, who abandons his life and heads out into the wild. He searches for purpose and meaning to his life, something that he lacked before. It is not until the end of his journey that he realizes that true happiness is only real when shared with others. By the time he makes this realization, it is too late, as he is left alone in the wilderness, with no chance of surviving. This novel opened my eyes to the possibilities and adventures in life, and to ultimately enjoy life while we still can