True Spirit

True Spirit

The True Story of A 16-year-old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World

Book - 2010
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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 months before, she collided with a 63,000-ton freighter. 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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2010
Edition: 1st Atria pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451616316
Characteristics: 356 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 23 cm


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Mar 06, 2012

No doubt she is an incredibly determined girl and the preparation that went into this voyage was enormous. However, the book was actually quite boring. She gave details about day to day life but it was almost devoid of true emotion. She keeps the reader at arms-length. (Makes me wonder how she really felt on this trip...)


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