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Colin Garland’s amazing read

January 26, 2012
Colin Garland reading to school children in Alekarenge school in Northern Territory over Skype recently.  Photograph courtesy of Melbourne Football Club.

Colin's amazing read

The Melbourne Football Club are one of the National Ambassadors for the National Year of Reading.  They have an exciting program called Read like a Demon.

You too can Read and write like a demon which is a perfect fit for The Amazing Read (as is the title which Colin has review below).

We are thrilled that Colin Garland has written the following review for us.

Book Title: Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand

This book details the extraordinary life and experience of lieutenant Louie Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner who was preparing for the 1940 Olympics, and closing in on the fabled four-minute mile, when World War II began and the Olympics were cancelled. Louie becomes an Army Air Forces bomber and in 1943 the young lieutenant’s plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean during the height of WWII. Louie and one other person amazingly survive the crash and go on one of the most extraordinary journeys of World War II.

I liked this book because of the courage shown by Louie and the amazing life he has lead from boyhood rogue, to Olympic athlete and then finally to one of Japan’s most brutal Prisoner Of War camps.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking to read a story about world history, it’s an amazing read that will stay with you for life. Unbroken is a story that is testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

Thank you Colin for this review.

You can find out more about  the Read and write like a Demon program here, and some other amazing reads are listed on their blog too.

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