Location: 920 HIL
Genre: Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Yes this has been made into a movie, but oh this story is so so much better. Mr McCreery could not put this book down, my son could not put this book down, Mr Peters could not put this book down, Mrs Rose devoured this book... why? Just know it is true, and it is one of the remarkable survival tales of endurance you will ever read.
The book follows the life of Louis Zamperini, a troubled youth turned Olympic runner. He is preparing for the next Olympic games when Pearl Harbor arrives and the country is thrown into war. Louie becomes a reluctant bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. It follows his time as an active soldier, his unfortunate crash, dealing with sharks for weeks on end and no food or water, a horrifying internment in a Japanese POW camp, and his journey home seeking healing and redemption. I am leaving out spoiler after spoiler, giving as little information as possible so as not to ruin anything. But what a life!
Here is the trailer from the movie- but please please read the book and cancel all your engagements for a few days- people don't move when they read this book!