Teen Book Review: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand*
This book, written by Laura Hillenbrand, was the most in depth, terrifyingly real, book I have ever read. This book follows, Louis Zamperini, also known as 'Loui,' after his plane crashed in the ocean, due to failed engines. He and two other men, Phil and Mac, are forced to live on two small yellow rafts. With sharks, storms, Japanese war planes shooting at them and death, they finally are picked up on the 47th day of living on the ocean. They are taken by some Japanese men, who hold them as prisoner for over two years. With sickening details, this book gave me every emotion known to mankind. I would only recommend this to people who don’t mind crying or feeling sick in a book. But overall amazing book. (Reviewed by Gingerbread637, 13, Western Middle School)
*This review refers to the Young Adult Adaptation published 11/14/14 by Delacorte Press.