Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a true story about Louis Zamperini surviving WWII. He was stationed in the Pacific flying aboard and piloting bombers fighting against Japan. He takes you through his life leading up to the war and how he comes to be a bombardier.
He survives a plane crash, ends up fighting off sharks, and eventually ends up in captivity in several Japanese prison camps. This book gives you an in-depth look at the Pacific part of WWII which is often glossed over in school.
His story is incredible and it’s stunning he lived to share it. He has had a fascinating life and it was entertaining and educational. There were times I literally cried while reading this book.
I think this book should be required reading in our schools.
Sadly, I do not recommend the movie. I felt that it left out some truly key pieces of Louis Zamperini’s life. I barely made it through the first ten minutes of the movie because it was so inaccurate from the book.
If you like the book Unbroken then you will also like these books:
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Based on the true story of a forgotten WW2 hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one Italian man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.
- The Nightingale – A beautiful work of historical fiction about the lives of two very different sisters in World War 2 France.