Into the wild

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Anchor Books, Aug 21, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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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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I am a highschool student. We had to read this book in English for the Transcendentalism unit. By far this is the best book we read all year. I actually went ahead and read the entire book. I finished it I week or two before all the other students in my class did. It was good for a book assigned in Highschool english class. 

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No part of me expected to finish the bulk of this book in one sitting. However, something within me found Into the Wild irresistible and impossible to put down. Krakauer creates a well researched and moving portrait of Christopher McCandless's hauntingly, fascinating story. I highly recommend. Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Jon Krakauer is the author of Under the Banner of Heaven, Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air and is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.