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On May 15, 2010, after 210 days at sea and more than 22,000 nautical miles, 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailed her 33-foot- boat triumphantly back to land. She had done it. She was the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted, and nonstop around the world.
Jessica spent years preparing for this moment, years focused on achieving her dream. Yet only eight month before, she collided with a 63,000-ton freigther. it seemed to many that she'd failed before she'd even begun, but Jessica brushed herself off, held her head high, and kept going.
Told in Jessica's own words, True Spirit is the story of her epic voyage. It tells how a young girl, once afraid of everything, decided to test herself on an extraordinary adventure that included gale-force winds, mountainous waves, hazardous icebergs, and extreme loneliness on a vast sea, with no land in sight and no help close at hand. True Spirit is an inspiring story of risk, guts, determination, and achievement that ultimately proves we all have the power to live our dreams - no matter how big or small.
JESSICA WATSON was born on May 18, 1993, in Queensland, Australia, where she still lives.
Atria Paperback 2010
I'm really impressed from the adventures and the book written by this very young sailor. I can really recommend this book.
?. booksieboo Germany, ships int'l, in January
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What I found particularly interesting about this book was the regular inclusion of Jessica's blog posts along the way, followed by a lot more details not originally included in her blogs, either because she didn't have time to write about everything at the time, or because she wanted to keep some of her thoughts and feelings to her herself.
Thank you, katopua, for the opportunity to read this one before it goes to the Philippines!!
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Greetings from Germany!!
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did, and it would be nice to read here that someone has received the book, even though I understand that access to the Internet is not always easy in your location.