Recently, I finished a fantastic book about survival, resilience, and redemption called “Unbroken” that was written by Laura Hillenbrand. It follows the incredible story of Louie Zamperini and his experiences during WWII as an Air Force Pilot. Louie was a trouble maker when he was a child but actually turned out to be a record-breaking track runner. He even went on to the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. Unfortunately, his track career got put on hold once he enlisted in the army air corps to become a bombardier. He had many complications and near death experiences throughout his time in the army air corps, but I do not want to go into those so as to not ruin those parts of the book for you. All I am going to say is that what happened to him next could be straight out of a fiction novel!
A movie was actually recently made from this book that was directed by Angelina Jolie. I read the book first and then watched the movie (which I think is the way you should always do it), and I was quite pleased with how the movie pretty accurately portrayed the events in the book. Now, it would be extremely hard to pack all of the information in the book into a two hour movie, but the main content was all there and was represented well.
I really recommend this book to you all. I am not usually a fan of war stories, but this particular novel really inspired me and affected me. Books that can do that to the reader are the best kind there are! I hope you will read the book (then watch the movie) and let me know what you think of it!