Lisa Montanaro's Reviews > Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
This book was epic in every way. The writing was wonderful, the story true, the characters heroic, sadistic, and vivid. It really brings you into World War II. Many of the books that I've read about World War II are based in Europe, often Germany, France, etc. This book focuses on World War II in the Pacific, Pearl Harbor, and then Japan. Louis Zamperini is an Italian American boy living outside of Los Angeles who first becomes an Olympic hero for his running. He then enlists in the armed forces during WWII and becomes a war hero, a survivor, and a POW of a Japanese camp. This book is not for the faint of heart, as it is vivid in it's descriptions of the horrors of war and the treatment of POWs. However, it is gripping and hard to turn away from. I feel privileged to have been witness to Zamperini's journey and am glad that he finally was able to find peace.
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