Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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In his investigative, nonfiction book, Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer implies that even though most adolescents who participate in high-risk activities end up with serious consequences, occasionally, those activities are rewarding. This is explained throughout Krakauer’s book, showing Christopher McCandless’ journey across North America; John Waterman’s ascent of Mount Denali, and his mental unwinding; Gene Rosellini’s attempt to survive off the land; Carl McCunn’s adventure in the wilderness, Everett Ruess’s journey at the Davis Gulch; and also by describing Krakauer’s own adventure in Alaska (Krakauer). Additionally, possible causes of this are described in Maia Szalavitz’s article, Why the Teen Brain Is Drawn to Risk”. In Into the Wild, Jon
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