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I Love "Into the Wild"

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    I have grown up in a cold

    and abusive family more extreme than this book but it still resonates deeply with me. Especially in the movie version where the sister is describing how her brother never healed from the parents marriage and affair. I can relate to being scared by my family and having different...
    lonelygurl92 lonelygurl92 22-25, F Jan 19

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    "I Now Walk..."

    I was told emphatically to read this book by a friend of mine. It just so happened that a school counselor of mine had it on her bookshelf and I asked if I could borrow it (I still haven't given it back yet). I began to read it and it made a deep impression on me. I was...
    maryjana maryjana 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2008

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    I Want to Live In the Wild

    E ver since I was a child, I wanted to live in the woods. I think I was first inspired by Grizzly Adams on TV...but the thought has always been there. What I have been longing for is a life out of the societal norm...where there is no use for money, only hard work. I recently...
    DJJoko DJJoko 41-45, M 11 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    Free Of Societies Restrictions

    This is such a beautiful movie.... To live life, free of societies restrictions, in solitude, in the beauty and positivity and love that nature offers to the soul.The soundtrack is equally beautiful. Eddie Vedder knows the meaning of life.
    freeflowingveins freeflowingveins 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2010

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    Book/Film

    I've read the book and I've seen the movie and both were incredibly powerful.  Emotional.  The book is well-written and beautiful.  The film is just awe-inspiring.  Emile Hirsch did an amazing job in this role.  Completely pulled me into the beautiful...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 12 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    bleakharoun bleakharoun 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    3 Cheers For

    Most definately into the wild is one of the best books ive ever read. I read it a while ago ( i think about a couple of years) and i just fell in love with it. There is just something beautiful about the story. The appreciation for nature too definately influence me alot. I...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    “I’ve decided that I’m going to live this

    life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.” “I’d like to repeat the advice I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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