Sometimes, the message overpowers the intense subject matter
Personally, I think the rating 15+ is a little but of an overreaction, the book while at times is mature, really conveys a powerful journey. It shows the hardships and downfalls that occurred during this journey as well as the happiness and joy that he earned as well. I think this book shouldn't be judged as to whom may read it solely based on age. I think it depends completely on maturity.
Parents should know that this book is a book full of many things younger kids shouldn't be reading. This book has manny things in it like violence, swearing, drinking, and other things younger children shouldn't read. The right age of someone to read this book is around 16. Younger kids might say it dosent matter of all the bad stuff in this book but it can influence them into doing something. Even though there is bad things ther is also a good thing in it like great messages. So just because there's bad things doesn't mean there can't be good things.
Educator and Parent of a 11 year oldWritten byhollandhOctober 31, 2014
the most annoying "protagonist" ever
Ok, so i read this years ago and loved it. Just reread it because i have to read it with my juniors (yay springboard...not!) Sooo different this time around.
chris mccandless bugged me so much. Seriously, why the angst and white people problems? I am anxious to see how my students take it. I mean some of them are homeless so the idea of connecting with a kid who gave away his college money, abandoned his family and went to alaska in February is absurd. Happiness isnt that complicated. Totally inappropriate for readers who do not understand the quest for self realization.
Parent of a 14 year oldWritten byFrizzeiteMay 31, 2010
Wonderful book as well as a WONDERFUL movie
I really liked the book. Jon Krakauer is an excellent author who did lots of research to do this book. I liked the book and allowed for my daughter to read it as well. I felt that people who like the book should watch the movie and that even if you didn't read the book that you should watch the movie.