Louis Zamperini was an army air forces bomber during World War II. And before that, he was an Olympic sprinter. But now he is a captive of the Japanese forces. His plane crashed and he survived thousands of miles in the open ocean with little to no water or food. His raft eventually washed up near a Japanese base and he was sent to a POW camp. This book tells the incredible story of his survival against all odds and about the amazing life he led.
This book is inspiring to everyone who reads it. It teaches you to be grateful for everything you have. I love that it tells the story of his entire life, from his childhood to his recovery from PTSD after the war. This book is long, but entirely worth it. Even if you don't like it, you have to read it. It will make you cry from both joy and tragedy.
People who love to read stories of World War II will especially enjoy this book.