Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

I have been intending to read this book for a really long time now, when I heard that it was being made into a movie, this furthered my want to read it. I finally got the book when I earned it by talking to 12 people on the first day of school, it was well worth having to talk to so many people (my strength is more in reading about people then conversing with people). This book is amazing, I loved it so much and I could not put it down. I found myself nervous waiting until my next chance to read wondering if he was going to win his race. This book is about Louie Zamperini, the Olympic runner who became a prisoner of war during World War II. The book follows him from his running to well after the war. The writing is fantastic and does a great job of having facts and being easy to read. It is astounding to me what Louie had to survive and this book does a great job of not only narrating the physical aspect of being a prisoner of war, but also of the mental aspect. Towards the end of the book I found myself getting chills from the horrifying and sad things that were happening. I also found myself getting chills during their happiness. This book is amazing, but it is not for people younger than high school. This is not only for the content but because they would not be able to get the full impact of it everything that happened.

 

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