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Unbroken Tough-o-Meter

By Laura Hillenbrand

Tough-o-Meter

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Louie often feels like he's on an impossible journey, but reading Unbroken is a leisurely affair, more like relaxing on a beach than storming one. Emotionally, Unbroken can be challenging—Louie suffers for years, and it can be tough to read about—but Hillenbrand doesn't pepper her text with gratuitous details. A book like this doesn't get to the top of the bestsellers' heap by being dense and horrific. It gets there by being accessible.

Support America (or at least Laura Hillenbrand)! Read Unbroken! It's easier than buying war bonds.