“Every so often a book comes along which captures your heart and enriches your life for having read it. A book which has the ability to make you cry and laugh out loud (on public transport!). A book which introduces you to a new hero and captures the enduring spirit of the human soul. This is the book, this is the story you must read.” Ciara
In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives.
Louise Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys. Zamperini faces thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft.
Beyond like only greater trials, in Japan’s prisoner-of-war camps. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini’s destiny, whether triumph or tragedy, depends on the strength of his will…