ABOUT THE BOOK
Mel Ellis knows that her eating disorder is ruining her life. Everyone tells her rehab is her best option, but she can't bring herself to go. Broke, broken, and empty in more ways than one, Mel launches one last-ditch effort to make hers a story worth telling. She will walk her own road to recovery along the lesser-known trails of the North American wilderness.
Though she is physically and mentally unprepared to face the difficulties that lay ahead, she sets off on foot from Michigan. Her goal? Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. During the long journey, she meets strangers with their own stories, as well as ghosts from her past who can no longer be ignored. But though the land she travels threatens her success at every turn, it's her own dark thoughts she'll have to overcome in order to find peace in the life and the body she has been given.
In my opinion I felt that this new to me author has done an amazing job with the tough subjects that are involved. At times I've found myself wanting to cry because it was painful watching Mel go through her journey. There were other times that I found myself rooting for her as well.
I like that this book shows us how there are still some wonderful people out there. The cover. Very interesting with pretty colors. Don't think I've ever seen a cover quite like this one. I love it for it's uniqueness.
I think for me it was a lesson learned. One that I really appreciated.
I would however view this book more as Women's fiction even though it had some lovely inspirational messages in the story.
My thanks to Revelle reads for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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