May 2012



Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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Wow. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is an absolutely amazing book and I think everyone needs to pick this up and give it a read. It is a true story and the main character is former Olympic runner Louis Zamperini.

The story told in this book is unbelievable, while I’m sure the story itself would make this book amazing on its own, Laura Hillenbrand’s writing just takes it to a completely different level. I don’t like giving too much away in my reviews, so I will just say that this book is about survival against all odds-particularly pertaining to the lives of POWs in Japan during WWII, but also much more.  I had no idea, absolutely none whatsoever, what happened to these POWs and the stories just make you appreciate the life we have now and the sacrifices that were made to preserve that life.

I love WWII books as it is, and this has now surpassed all of my previous reads as my favorite. The research that had to go into this book is just mind blowing. I highly, highly recommend you give this book a read!!

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