Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is an action-packed biography about Louis Zamperini that will leave the reader on the edge of their seat constantly. It deserves a 9 out of 10 because is almost always exciting never leaving a dull moment. People should read this book for many reasons. One is that it is very inspiring, and many lessons about perseverance can be learned. Also, the book is very informative about that time period and is very interesting to read about.
As a young boy, the main character, Louis Zamperini was a very poorly behaved child. While growing into a teen he channeled his bad behavior into running. Eventually, he was good enough to compete in the Berlin Olympics. Other runners were really jealous of Zamperini's talent. Runners tried to sabotage him during running events in order to take him down so he would be out of it. But Zamperini was successful in the end. Except once World War II began, Zamperini became an airman, a bombardier. His plane, the Green Hornet carried him and his crew on missions. They grew very close over time while fighting together in the war. In 1943, the B-24 bomber carrying Louis Zamperini crashed over the Pacific Ocean. Zamperini and his crew managed to survive on a fragile raft, and helped each other fight for their lives while stranded for many weeks.
Unbroken is a story of survival, that tests Zamperini's will to live, and is very inspiring. There are many times during the book when Zamperini comes close to death, from crashing over the Pacific, to wrestling sharks, or dodging multiple ambushes by a japanese plane well floating on a inflatable raft. It is so exciting, and would seem absolutely impossible if it was not a true story. He came from a place where the odds were not in his favor at all, but he turned it all around, and never stopped training until he became the best runner. He also never gave up while him and his crew were stranded at sea, no matter how much it seemed they were going to die.