The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

This is a new favorite. Every single moment was a thrill. I did not expect it, but every time I put it down, I had to pick it back up. No matter what was happening in the story, everything was captivating. The writing had me hooked in the forward, the perfect balance between details and humanity. Throughout the story, the reader follows Joe Rantz who despite every setback just gets back up. His story is awe inspiring and I am very saddened that this book is real. Partly because of what Joe had to go through, but also because that means that the people do not get to live forever. Although they are forever immortalized in the book, I still know that they have changed, aged and I will not get to know them at these different times in their lives like I did when they rowed for Washington.  I am happy to know that they got to move on and be successful, but that does not stop me from missing each captivating crew member.  I would highly recommend this book as a great piece of literature. After finishing it I am having a hard time moving on to my next book.

 

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