Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is a fascinating story about the breathtaking survival of Louis Zamperini during the World War II. Louie was a lieutenant in the US Navy and he went through unbelievable challenges during the war. In the early 1940s, WWII started in USA and Louie was selected in the Air Force as a bombardier stationed in Hawaii. During a patrol mission, one day his plane crashed and he was left stranded along with two others. This was just the start of their trial as they were captured by Japanese forces and were forced into brutal war camps as prisoners.
This staggering book has been set in the South Pacific and Japanese prison camps during WWII. What’s so special about this book is its ability to immerse the readers into traumatic experiences of Louie and his fellow prisoners. It is an exciting novel that has been filled with ultimate suspense and is the gripping story of survival as well as hope. The storytelling ability of the author is staggering and it presents the facts with heart and soul. This book demands time as well as reflection but it is worth it. The story of Louis Zamperini is awesome. It is about surviving 47 days at sea for more than 2000 miles. The horrors of the Japanese cells are unimaginable.
The outstanding WWII novel “Unbroken” illustrates the power of perseverance, hope, and the human spirit. It is truly admirable how Louie maintained hope despite the challenging circumstances he faced while at sea and in the POW camp. All in all, Unbroken is a must-read book for anyone who is looking for an unbelievable story of resilience and courage during World War II.