Book Review: Wildfire Carrie Mac

Title: Wildfire
By: Carrie Mac
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 272
Release Date: January 28th, 2020
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads: Into the Wild meets The Serpent King in this story about Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods.

Annie and Pete have been best friends since they were little. They know each other better than anyone, and they've been on more adventures than they can count--they even have a notebook filled with all the times they've almost died. But they always survive, because together, they're invincible.

And they've always been just friends. But lately, Annie has been thinking that maybe friendship is just the beginning, and she's been mentally replaying all the times they were almost something more.

Now they're heading out on their next great quest: a ten-day backpacking trip through the mountains of Washington State, ending at Fire Camp, where they'll learn to fight the area's growing wildfire problem. The woods spark with the promise of adventure, but a freak climbing accident interrupts their progress, and as the wildfires close in and smoke envelops them, Annie and Pete wander farther from the trail. Carrie Mac's gripping story of the power of unrequited love and the danger of the elements is harrowing, beautiful, and unforgettable.

Review: This was an amazingly intense story, filled with pain, hope and love. The main characters decide to go on a camping trip that would change their lives forever. This book was rough to get through, but in a good way. It gave me the feels and kept me guessing as to what was going to happen. The love aspect was almost secondary to the amazing trip they are going on, but it was nice that it didn't overshadow the story as so many authors like to do. 

I have to admit, I cried at the end, but a story that gives me the feels is worth the read. If you are looking for a book to read on a stormy afternoon, cuddle up in a blanket and grab your hot chocolate, this is the story for you. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

This book was set in the state of Washington so if you are needing a book for that state, here you go.

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