Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas" by Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent

This was a quick read about a girl who grew up sailing and decided to follow her dream of solo-circumnavigating the world at just sixteen years old, an endeavor that is unimaginably near impossible.  She is fearless, and strong willed, but level headed enough to know when to ask for help (even if she stretches it out to the very last second in true teenage style).  Her world is so different than mine has ever been, or will be, yet her story kept me interested.  To me, someone that would be lucky to stay afloat in water, the idea of being in a tiny sailboat surfing ginormous waves is awe inspiring.  Her courage that was steady in circumstances where fear is most natural, is something that could only be born of faith.  The narrative switched from her point of view, her teams', and later the rescuers.  This gave the story a more full circle feel.  I'm disappointed I didn't know about her journey sooner so I could have followed along!  I hope she get's another shot, and make's it full circle!

**I received this book free from the publisher for review.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own:**