and LYNN VINCENT
The stirring narrative of Unsinkable tells 16-year-old Abby Sunderland’s remarkable true story of attempting to become the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world.
More people have flown into outer space than have sailed solo around the globe. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limit. In Unsinkable, readers follow Abby Sunderland into those depths. This biography delivers a gripping and evocative firsthand account that starts prior to her departure and travels through her daring (and sometimes near-death) encounters on the open sea, culminating with her dramatic rescue in the remotest corner of the Indian Ocean and the media explosion that happened upon her safe return to dry land.
Along the way, readers discover what it means to boldly face any challenge, to strive after something great, and to plumb the depths of faith, fear, and desperation only to emerge changed, renewed, and emboldened. In this day and age when the most productive thing a teenager may do is play videogames, Abby’s ambition and tenacity is a real-life parable of what can happen when we choose to exceed our own limits, embrace faith, and strive after what all the naysayers say is impossible.
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"Unsinkable, by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent, is full of aspirations, adventure, action, challenge, vibrant descriptions, hope, adversity, success, growth, and so much more."
"Did you ever read a book that makes you want to drop everything and follow your dreams? This is one of those books."
"Honestly, this should be required reading for high school students. Sunderland tells an amazing story of perseverance, of courage, and of sheer gumption."
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