Loved it! Laura Hillenbrand is a masterful story teller and has an amazing ability to make you feel like you are right in the middle of the story. She tells the mesmerizing story of Louis Zamperini who wanted to run in the Olympics and instead was in WWII. This is a masterpiece that will captivate you from the beginning and hold you attention through the end of the book and beyond. I find myself thinking of the soldiers that protect us everyday in new ways since reading this wonderful book. I confess I am not one who generally reads “war stories” but I truly loved this one! It is so much more than a war story it is a story of life lessons.