The way Krakauer uses character development in this book is almost unbelievable. Krakauer does an excellent job of describing McCandless’s life through interviews with his family and friends. After reading this book I felt as though I knew Chris McCandless. I think this passage from the book shows excellent character development:
“Chris was fearless even when he was little. He didn’t think the odds applied to him. We were always trying to pull him back from the edge.”
This is a quote that Krakauer used in the book from an interview with McCandless’s dad. I think it shows good character development because it describes McCandless’s driven and fearless mindset.
Reviewed by Ryan Bowman