Read + Review: Unbroken: an Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive, by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken is a book set in World War II. It is centered around the journeys and struggles of Louie Zamperini as a Prisoner of War (POW) and how he got to this point. Louie was an Olympic runner set on winning gold. However, war broke out, and he was drafted like many others to help in the struggle against Japan. He becomes a POW after his plane crashes, but to find out more, read the book Unbroken.

This book is meant for young adults, that being said there is some gore, and violence but all of that aside, this book is VERY well written. Laura Hillenbrand did an amazing job converting a book written for adults into a book teens and pre-teens would enjoy reading. I especially liked how Louie starts as a troubled child, and ends completely changed. If you have some free time, pick up Unbroken, you wont regret it.

One memorable thing was when the POW’s see the bomber flying overhead with an American logo on the side.

four stars

Reviewed by John, grade 7, Dumbarton Area Library 

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