Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and RedemptionUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unbroken is a well-researched and well-written work that is by turns humorous, heartbreaking and inspiring. I learned a great deal about the bombers of WWII and the men that courageously flew them. The horrors that the Pacific POW’s endured were unspeakable and gut-wrenching, but the will that they had to survive and even defy was a testament to their character. They refused to be broken. I came to adore Louis Zamperini and his comrades. What an amazing, miraculous life that he has lived, and what a remarkably in-depth and honest portrayal was this book. Not only was I hooked from start to finish, my appreciation for all the things in life that I tend to take for granted grew immeasurably.

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