DISCLAIMER: I bought my copy of this ebook with my own paycheck. The following post is my own opinion and not one spoon-fed to me.
The next book on my proverbial shelf to be reviewed is Barefoot Sisters Walking Home by Lucy “Isis” and Susan “jackrabbit” Letcher. This book is a follow up to their popular first, Barefoot Sisters Southbound. (If you did not read my review of that, you can see it here.) This second book follows the two sisters home during the summer of 2001, after they completed their southbound thru-hike, took a couple of weeks off, and then decided to walk the trail home instead of buying a used car as planned.
The writing style is nearly exact to the first book, with the two authors taking turns writing about their experiences. Similarly, the story flows smoothly and quickly as they cover the nearly 2,200 miles back home. It was especially entertaining to read about the differences between their two thru-hikes, and to watch as they further cultivate friendships and acquaintances that were first made on their southbound journey. They even touched on what it was like to be on the trail during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and how it affected the trail experience. Each author’s separate personality really shines through, and each acknowledges strengths and weaknesses within themselves… and each other. Reading the two books so close together made them seem like one long story that was broken into two volumes, rather than two completely different books. That said, they could each be read independently, with little loss in storyline. By the end of this second book, I felt like I was right there with them, sharing the same scary storms and funny happenings, and like the first book, I had a hard time putting the Kindle down.
I highly recommend the book, if for no other reason than it is a good, entertaining read that is well-written and filled with humor, drama, insight and perspective, along with stunningly detailed descriptions of the flowers, towns and people they encountered. I would easily read any book by this pair… perhaps of the Pacific Crest Trail or some other adventure completely.
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