J itibaren Avignon, Fransa
Viscerally charged descriptions of the action. Memorable characters. Guys who like action-rich fiction with lots of soul-searching will find this to be a gripping story worth remembering.
Amusing, at points laugh out loud funny. Makes me want to hike the A.T. just a little. I definitely feel better about parking my car out in no man's land at the grocery store! If you're feeling "sporty" :) and adventurous you may want to read this one!
I included this in my "youth" grouping because I think it would sit better with a younger (early to mid-teen) audience. That said, any adult can also glean enjoyment from its pages. Following a couple summer educational cruises around the Buzzards Bay area, and told in the words of the captain, the book introduces the reader to all kinds of people, places, local histories, native lore, environmental impacts, personal insights and more. Some of the descriptions are really beautiful. Peffer writes well, and shares a lot of good and interesting information, but everything in the book had a sort of fragmented feel. The way he wrote it, linearly following the summer cruises, I think made it difficult to hold together as cohesively as I would have liked. But it is a good book ... just not one I would put in the very top of my recommendations.
Recommended by a sister almost 11 years younger than me, I fell into line with "the trendy". I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, and went on to read all the books in the series.