Literacy for All
As Wonderland BookSavers, we naturally love to read. We began as a book club, and we continue as a book club. In fact, our entire mission has always been Inspired by Literature! We choose literature, non-fiction, poetry, mythology, any genre. Then we each read our book, join for discussions, and create a Project inspired by our reading. Would you like to join us? Let’s see what we are reading this month…
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival
by Laura Hillenbrand
“A ONE-IN-A-BILLION STORY … Zamperini’s story seems designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring. It sucked me in and swept me away. It kept me reading late into the night. I could not … (it really hurts me to type this) … put it … (must find the strength to resist) … down.” – New York Magazine
Told with compassion, humor and honesty, the reader is given insight into the heart of a man who is tortured by his fellow human beings, but who finds love and forgiveness through his faith in God.
This is a beautiful and important story of survival, perseverance and faith. It will inspire you to consider your treatment of others, and to enhance your own inner strength. Importantly, this true tale of heroism provides an inside view of the horrors of war. Peace is the only solution.
We are delighted that this book comes in two versions, both by Laura Hillenbrand. The unabridged original, and a slightly modified version for younger readers. The Young Adults version is highly recommended.
If you want to join us, just grab a copy of Unbroken and follow along. We’d love to hear from you if you are joining our Wonderland BookSavers book club! Note: As with all our One Book: One World books, we always search for our one favorite inspirational sentence, or moment. Please share yours with us (below), we will publish all submissions.
Next Book: TBD, Suggestions?