Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is by Laura Hillenbrand. On a May afternoon in 1943, Louis Zamperini and his crew crashed their Air Force bomber into the Pacific Ocean. Zamperini, a former Olympic miler, and another member of his ill-fated crew are captured by the Japanese and taken to POW camps in Japan. This is the story of the torture they endured, their epic struggle for survival, and their fight to return to life after the war. A poignant, stirring, and painful biography of one man's quest to survive. At times painful to read, but the stories of this generation of Americans and what they endured need to be recorded and remembered.
Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).