Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand



Unbroken:  An Olympian’s Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive (The Young Adult Adaptation of Unbroken) by Laura Hillenbrand is an amazing and fascinating non-fiction novel.  With never a dull moment, Louie Zamperini’s adventurous story kept my attention from beginning to end.  Just when you think things couldn’t possibly get any worse for him, they do!  It’s hard to believe he actually survived drifting on a life raft in the Pacific ocean for 47 days and then being tortured and humiliated as a POW. 

I highly recommend this to anyone!  It is well researched and very informative, giving me insight into a life of a POW that I had no clue about.  Unimaginable horrific things actually happened to our POW’s during World War II.  I was afraid this was going to read like a history book, but it really doesn’t.  It is very well written and stayed on my mind long after I put it down.   I found it astonishing that Louie lived to be 97 after all he went through. 
(Karen's review, 5 stars)
 

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

2 comments:

  1. My mom put this book on her list :)
    Thanks for great reviews

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  2. While I didn't read this YA version of UNBROKEN, I DID read the adult UNBROKEN. I'm sure the original could not be improved. I imagine the time Louie spent as a POW was tamed down. That is, some of the scenes weren't as graphic.

    Here's my short review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/157724337?book_show_action=false

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