Into The Wild – Jon Krakauer
Into The Wild is one of my all time favourite books. It is an easy read that just grasps your attention from start to finish.
The story is about a young man who struggles to be part of regular society and in his search of himself, he ends up living in a school bus in the Alaskan wilderness. Determined to survive off the land, he rids himself of almost all modern day luxuries. Unfortunately, he doesn't survive.
I really enjoyed the story and the fact that it has made me think hard about his mistakes. How the fact that if he had a map, that he would be alive today. Also, that with all the dangers we would think about falling a victim to in the Alaskan wilderness, like bears & cold temperatures, it was something he ate (and he had a edible plants book).
I highly recommend you read this book before you watch the movie.
Krakauer, Jon. Into The Wild. New York: Villard, 1996. Print.