I finished the book Unbroken – A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption today with tears streaming down my face.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is a gut wrenching biography / memoir of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who was drafted during World War II. After a series of “lucky to still be alive” events, Louis finds himself captured as a POW in Japan. Suffering unmentionable torture and abuse, Louis’ story brings light to the treatment of POW’s in Japan in a way I have never comprehended.
This is a heavy, heart wrenching book… it was difficult to get through yet extremely hard to put down. To sum up my feelings of this book, I think what I put on Twitter immediately after finishing it best conveys my feelings.
Unbroken is more than a war story… it is a book about persevering, faith, and forgiveness.
I will live my life differently, with a much deeper respect for the Veterans of the past and the present, thanks to this book. I highly recommend this book to all of you.
Up next…Fragile by Lisa Unger
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