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Unbroken Book Review

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive - Laura Hillenbrand

What a story! As I expected. I didn't realize this was a young adult version until I started reading it. Which I'm not sure I really feel like there needs to be a young adult version. I'll have to read the adult version one of these days to see how different they are.


Louie Zampernini grew up wanting to be a runner. All of that changed when he was drafted to be a soldier in WWII. When his plane crashes Louie is lost at sea and finally found and held captive for several years. A story of strength and survival. One to be remembered.


I really did enjoy this. Louie was your average kid, a trouble maker and trying to outshine his older perfect brother. His tale of survival and torture was quite amazing to read about. It's a shame he died before seeing his movie, which I'm now really looking forward to watching.