Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book Review - Unsinkable- A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas

I was given the opportunity to read Unsinkable- A young woman's courageous battle on the high seas written by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent from Booksneeze. The book chronicles Abby's courageous journey around the world by herself in a sailboat. Abby was 16 at the time of the journey and hoped to be the youngest person to solo circumvent the globe. 
The book starts off with detailing the preparations that went into the trip. It is an interesting part of the book but started to feel a little slow after a few chapters. I was a bit worried that the book would continue at this pace. As soon as Abby leaves the dock in Los Angeles the books starts speeding up. I did not put the book down from this point on and I finished it in one night. I was so impressed with the courage that Abby had on her voyage. She encounters things that I can not imagine going through in my 30's let alone at 16.
The book gives you amazing technical information about sailing in a easy to read format. I feel like I learned not only about Abby's journey but also a little bit about the sailing world. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great positive read. The people that stepped up to help Abby on her journey are amazing.
I highly recommend this book for anyone from 16 on. It is a great book that encourages you to follow your dreams and keep positive during tough times.

Disclosure- I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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