28 April, 2011

Unsinkable, by Abby Sunderland

Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas is written by Abby Sunderland along with Lynn Vincent. This book is the story of Abby’s quest to become, at age sixteen, the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo, nonstop, and unassisted. I was riveted to her tale, and couldn’t put the book down, finishing it in one swoop! Sailing is in her blood, as shown by her Dad and brother’s incredible previous journeys. I know I wouldn’t be able to do what she did! In this book the reader comes alongside her as she tells of when her boat rolled, the many times where she didn’t know what to do and through the prayer of others was providentially rescued, of her harrowing repairs at sea when the entire sail (and her life as well!) were at stake, and her joy at being reunited with her family even though her dream was not accomplished at that time.

This book was not one of the most faith based that I’ve been able to review from Thomas Nelson, but was very captivating and suspenseful as you waited to read the outcome! I would recommend it for all who dream of adventures.

*This book was gratefully received free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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