THE MOUNTAIN STORY by Lori Lansens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was surprised by this book. I was expecting a survival story, action/adventure, but it was so much more. Deeper, moving, and heartrending. The writing was lovely. Definitely a tale that sticks with you.
The book is written as a letter from Wolf to his son Daniel, as he prepares to leave for college. It’s been twenty years since Wolf was lost on the mountain with three other people, and not everyone returned home. Wolf feels that Daniel is old enough now to know the truth.
The Mountain Story isn’t just about surviving the harsh elements of nature, no shelter, going days with very little food or water, it’s about Wolf managing to survive his entire difficult life.
Compelling blend of coming of age, friendship, sacrifice, loss, suspense, and of course, survival. I was quite surprised at the big twist at the end!!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.