Into the Wild

Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild is a 1996 non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer. It is an expansion of Krakauer's 9,000-word article on Christopher McCandless entitled "Death of an Innocent", which appeared in the January 1993 issue of Outside. The book was adapted to film in 2007, directed by Sean Penn with Emile Hirsch starring as McCandless” (Wikipedia, 2014, para. 1).

I read “Into the Wild” last year, and it was one of the best books that I ever read. This book shows the life of Christopher McCandless, a teenager that decide leave everything that him had and be a hiker and go to travel around of the USA. McCandless finished his graduate and leave his family and his friends to go to Alaska-USA. McCandless wanted be a free man, and he wanted live into the nature, in a place without people, only nature. McCandless started to travel around the USA always by getting a ride or walking on the road. When he was in Alaska, he found a bus abandoned in a forest and started to live there in his last days of life. He died weeks after because he ate some poisonous fruit.

McCandless wanted be a free man, someone without worries and without possessions. He believed than the real happiness only exists if you leave all behind and be free, living with harmony with nature. I think that he was right, his view is something that expires me. I recommend his book for people that like of adventures and nature. Also exist a film with the same name that describes the life of McCandless.