on 21 October 2012
Excellent well written ,I have read a lot of adventure books but none of them have come close to this one .It is so well written I felt as if I peddled,pushed,walked every mile of the Inditarod trail..Amazing adventure,Just downloaded Be Brave Be Strong by Jill Homer hope it is as good...
on 14 May 2013
The story is about the authors story of how she cycled and walked across alaska whilst competing in a race across the frozen land.
I really enjoyed this book, the author conveyed her struggles, the harshness of the environment and the difficulty of the challenge. I am in awe of the author, her adventure and her ability to undertake this journey. The story refers back to other stories which explain what prompted her to undertake this challenging ride.
I was on the edge of my seat whilst reading and found it difficult to put the book down. Recommended.
on 5 April 2014
Very good first book by endurance athlete and journalist Jill Homer detailing her transformation from a youthful Mormon girl to a young woman capable of taking part in one of the world's great endurance challenges.the Iditarod Invitational (billed by its promoters as The Last Great Race on Earth).
The race is described as a raw roller-coaster of a ride through the deep winter of Alaska and, in many ways, resembles an account of a mountain based adventure rather than a cycle ride. It is thoroughly entertaining throughout.
As well as the race Jill describes some of the experiences and influences that enabled to get to the start line of the Iditarod in the first place, albeit there appear to be one or two omissions.
The book is written in a very personal way and engaging way (although she can be melodramatic at times) and is highly recommended, especially as the cost is so low.
If you enjoy the book also look out for the film documentary "A Thin White Line" available for free (legally) on the internet. This details Andy Heading's victory in the longer version of this race (then known as the Iditarod Impossible). If anything his story eclipses Jills.