Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle On The High Seas
by Abby Sunderland & Lynn Vincent
Synopsis: Abby Sunderland, a natural born sailor who spent much of her childhood on the water, dreamed of solo circumnavigating the world from age 13. On January 23,
2010, she set sail from Marina del Rey in an attempt to make that dream a reality. Despite the predictions of critics that she would quickly fail, Abby became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn and successfully crossed the Southern and Atlantic oceans. What happened to Abby in the Indian Ocean would test her endurance, her will to live, and her life forever in ways she could never have imagined.
My Thoughts: I received this book shortly after I finished Between A Rock And A Hard Place by Aron Ralston, and was worried that another survival against the odds book wouldn’t hold my attention. Unsinkable did much more than just hold my attention, I felt compelled to finish it and enjoyed every page along the way. The story, told from three points of view (each change marked by a unique icon), flows smoothly through both back-story and the main plot.
To me Abby’s story is very much a reminder of the fact that some of life’s greatest lessons and opportunities flow from what appears to be the greatest failures. Further, the Sunderland’s belief in their children and support of their dreams challenges us all to dream bigger, do more, and live; not just sit and watch the world go by on our televisions and computers.
Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program for the purpose of completing this review. BookSneeze®.com does not require positive reviews and as always all opinions expressed in this post (and blog) are my own.