True Spirit

by Jessica Watson | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1451616317 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkatopuawing of Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on 2/11/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkatopuawing from Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Friday, February 11, 2011
The True Story of a 16-Year-Old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World
backcover text:
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

Journal Entry 2 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Read in pieces in my last holiday and finished now.

I'm really impressed from the adventures and the book written by this very young sailor. I can really recommend this book.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Friday, December 09, 2011
I just asked here in the international forum if somebody is interested to read this book too. Then I will send it around as a ring before it ends in a community library at a small island at the Philippines, which I support since I stayed there as volunteer and saw how much reading material is needed there. You can find the address of the headquarter of the organisation here: CERV-contact or just contact me.

Ring participants:
?. booksieboo Germany, ships int'l, in January
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z. last one CERV, address to be found here: CERV Philippines

Journal Entry 4 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Thursday, July 05, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (7/5/2012 UTC) at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany

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On its way via mail to Bochum

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooksieboowing at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The book arrived safely in Bochum today. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooksieboowing at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, September 07, 2012
Sorry to have kept this one for so long; I plead an unexpectedly high workload and a series of 'minor crises'. I plan to finish the book at the weekend and will post it to CERV on Monday at the latest (10 September) .

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooksieboowing at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, September 10, 2012
I've finally finished reading this book, and I'm going to miss it when I take it to the post office this afternoon.
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!!

Released 6 yrs ago (9/10/2012 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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I'll be posting this book today to The Center for Volunteerism in the Philippines (CERV; see the links in a previous journal entry above).

To the recipient of this book, whoever and wherever you may be:
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.

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