Book Report On Unbroken

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Over the summer I read about a person who was a really good track star and served in World War II. Written by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken is a non-fiction World War II story about a young man named Louis Zamperini. The story takes place in the pacific islands and Japan during World War II Louis grew up as a restless and naughty boy, but then became a good and famous track star before getting drafted into the second world war. Louis faces the challenge of surviving on his own and enduring cruelty against Japanese leaders as a prisoner of war. One day in 1943, an Army Air Force Bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and some of his crew trapped in the Pacific. Louis had to deal with surviving on only a life raft above crazy sharks and little food. Surviving nearly three months in the ocean and near death, Louis was captured by the Japanese, a main enemy of the United States’ during the war. Louie had to deal with the very cruel Japanese generals as a prisoner of war. Louis’ biggest problem was dealing with an Japanese general nicknamed “The Bird”. After nearly two years of dealing with the cruelty of Japan, the war ended and the prisoners of war were free. Even though after Louis got married and had a family, he still had flashbacks and depression from World War II. Eventually, Louie got closer to God and became a …show more content…

The story and the characters really stood out to me. They really expressed themselves and the setting in the story was very cool to learn about. I enjoyed the pictures in the book because they guide the reader into the setting and the time period in the book. I recommend this book to people who are interested in learning about World War II and people who are interested in biographies and survival stories. One of my favorite quotes from the book was “A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.” I truly think of this book as a story about war, survival, and

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