(398 page book, divided into 6 sections for blogs, section 1)
This is the first section of Unbroken, where Louis Zamperini’s childhood leading up to the war is recalled, finishing with Zamperini’s first combat mission. This section is truly essantial to understanding the story, as it introduces most of the characters that talk about Louis throughout the rest of the story. I also love this section because of how openly it describes Louis, and his brother Pete, how the two interacted, and best, how they terrorized their parents and their town through their mischief and cunning. These stories describe Louis’s strong, defining character, and explain his decisions and motivations for the rest of the story.