Summer vacation brings on many things, one is the time to read for pleasure. I do read during the school year, but my eyes typically make it only a few pages until I pass out. The extra sleep of summer makes me more alert for books!
I actually started this book back in November during our weekend in LA. It was an interesting coincidence that I read this book during our trip. The main character, Louis Zamperini, grew up in Torrance, California, which was not far from where we were. On Sunday morning of that weekend we drove down toward Long Beach, and I was shocked to see an airport named Zamperini Field. The city of Torrance renamed their airport in honor of their famous son.
After our trip I put the book down and had hopes of returning to it during the holidays. I bought the book for my dad and thought we could have a discussion about it. Needless to say he finished it by Valentine's Day.