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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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Mar 27, 12

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Read from March 10 to 27, 2012

I got an advanced readers copy of this book from the publisher:) I was so excited to get to read something that is not even out yet that I dove right in. And I can't put it down. I love it! It is a memoir told in the same style as The Glass Castle (one of my favorites). But, the strangest thing about this book is I still want to read it even though I really do not like this woman who is telling this story. I usually have to at least like the characters in the books I read. If I don't I usually can't get through them and give up. But, this one is different. On the surface I have nothing in common with this woman and at a deeper level can't fathom some of the decisions she has made. But at the heart of it, I can relate. And I think this is what keeps me reading. Even though she has made decisions I never would have made, and done things I never would have done, I recognize the place in which these decisions and actions came from. That raw and festering place in our heart and soul that make us who we are. My hope is that by the end of the book that I will actually like this woman and that her battle to heal and mend was not only well fought for her, but won as well. Good luck Cheryl.
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Cindy I liked your review because I felt it to be the least judgmental. I agree, that although I would have never made any of the decisions she did, I can certainly see how she came to them.

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