We are more than halfway done with this and I cheated, I let them watch the movie.
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
Normally a big no-no is to not watch the movie before you finish the book as it spoils it. However they have asked to watch it twice and they ask for “just one more chapter” still each day. It’s such an incredible story and the movie actually doesn’t cover nearly half of the worst of his experiences.
I think watching the movie has helped them frame the events a little better in their head and it reassures them through all the horrible experiences we read, that it will end with him alive and well.
This aint no Winn Dixie book and movie that’s for sure!
We are also reading a Tumtum and Nutmeg book but we always end up scrapping it to read more of Unbroken!