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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Mar 02, 12

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Read in February, 2012

I'm not sure if I'm rating the book 5 stars for Louie or Laura*. Either way, the story is horrifyingly, gloriously and overwhelmingly astonishing. (Enough adverbs for one review?) Never have I wanted an atomic bomb to drop so badly. And I'm not sorry to say it. (Okay, I'm kind of sorry to say it.) The fact that men like Louie Zamperini exist--that Louie Zamperini exists--humbles me to no end. That I have lived a free and peaceful life oblivious the the extreme sacrifices made for my freedom mortifies me. I will never be able to use the word "torture" casually again. Ever. Best of all ,the many dark and evil corners of humanity Louie faces are somehow offset by the miraculous, divine healing that leaves him truly free.

*It's for Louie
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