Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
By Lisa Bulpin
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is being adapted to movie and has been directed by the very talented Angelina Jolie.
”If I knew I had to go through those experiences again,” he finally said, “I’d kill myself.”
Unbroken is the story about a World War II army air force bomber that crashes into the pacific ocean and disappears.
26 year old lieutenant Louis Zamperini; the pilot, Russell Allen Phillips; and the tail gunner, Francis McNamara survived.
Francis McNamara later dies on the raft. Phillips and Zamperini spent 47 days drifting on a raft fighting for their lives. As if that wasn’t an ordeal enough, they were then captured by the Japanese and survived more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese prisoner-of-war camps where they were subjected to numerous types of torture.
Loius Zamperini was a former Olympic track star who excelled in running. Being a former Olympic winner made him a target for even more hardships in the camps.
This is an amazing story about despair, survival, bravery, courage and hope.
Laura Hillenbrand, the award winning author of Seabiscuit has created another masterpiece with Unbroken. Her research has been thorough and she lets the characters speak for themselves, and the story unfold as it happened.
If Unbroken was fiction you wouldn’t believe it, that is how incredible Louis Zamperini’s life story is.
A story that will inspire you and shift your perspective, it is a book that everyone should read.
The movie Unbroken will be coming to cinemas on the 16 Jan. It is produced and directed by Angelina Jolie. Unbroken was released in America on the 25th December and has mixed reviews so far. After an early screening, Japanese nationalists asked for the film and the director to be banned from their country, due to their accusation that the film shows them in a negative stereotypical light.
Have you read the book? What did you think of it? Are you going to watch the movie? If so, come and tell us what you think about it!
Watch the trailer for the movie here: