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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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This is one of those books tha tI loved while I hated it. It ts the real story of climbing mount everest ant the people that died in the 1996 season. I can honestly say that I now wonder why anyone would ever have the desire to climb that mountain. Everyone on that mountain had to face a moral challenge that I couldnt possibly believe anyone would desire. Hiking past the bodies on the mountain was bad enough, but then to have to chose to leave living people behind because it was probably too late and too much work to save...

AHHHH!!! That is the best word to descrie how the book made me feel.

(By the way... sometimes, when they left people behind they were wrong... it wasn't too late to save them.. How would that make you feel later when you leave someone to die and then find out that they made it?)

Anyone who is ever thinking of climbing a major mountain needs to read this book. If nothing else, you will find out what you are truely getting into and what could possible happen.
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Julie Don't you just love books that make you go "AHHHH!!!!" I'm not usually into nonfiction, but this is a true story that is better than most fiction.


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