Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand a Book Review

 Unbroken tells the story of Louis Zamperini. He was the son of Italian immigrants raised in Torrence California.  What a life he had!  I don't want to give all of the details of this story to you in this review because I really want you to read this book.

 This man started out as a rebellious kid but turned his life around to run in the Olympics with the guidance of his brother.  He fought in WWII and was a POW for 2 and a half years.  What Louie endured was beyond belief and my heart ached for him during the telling of those years.  After he was returned home at the end of the war his struggles dealing with the torture almost ruined his life.  He remarkably pulled through with the help of one man that I was suprised by.  I will not tell you who that was because you need to find this out for yourself.

 Remarkably Louie is still living and is well into his 90's.  I urge everyone to read this book.  It was a remarkable journey and well worth the read. I know for a fact that I could never survive the things that he did and I am amazed that he survived as well. I would give anything just to sit down with this remarkable man and talk to him for 10 minutes even.

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