This is a wonderful story full of hope. It also is a story that shows you need to find your own way to healing. Mel is an interesting character. She has a lot of ups and downs. At times I do not like her but I think that is because I do not understand someone who has an eating disorder. I really enjoyed the descriptions that Mel gives of the areas that she walks through. I love the people that stop and help Mel. I think this would be a great book for someone who does not understand what some people with addictions are going through. This helped me to understand some of what she was going through. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
I give this book a five out of five stars.
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. Broken and empty in more ways than one, Mel makes 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 Grand Rapids, Michigan, and heads toward 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.With pitch-perfect timing and delightfully witty self-awareness, debut author Autumn Lytle masterfully leads readers on a journey down the hard path toward healing.