TeaserTuesdays2014e

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Hillenbrand - Unbroken

My Teaser is from the book I just finished reading, Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. Louie Zamperini, former juvenile delinquent and Olympic track star, is in an inflatable life raft with two other men; they are the only survivors of the crash of their B24 into the Pacific. They've been drifting for several weeks, injured, starving, dehydrated, strafed by a Japanese bomber, and eyed hungrily by sharks just inches away in the water. At this point, at the start of chapter 16, Louie has actually reached out and stroked the back of the two eight-foot sharks that are currently escorting the raft. My teaser tells what happens next:


"He was kneeling there, perched over the edge of the raft, when one of the sharks that he had touched leapt from the water at terrific speed, mouth wide open, lunging straight at his head. Louie threw both his hands in front of his face. The shark collided with him head-on, trying to get its mouth around his upper body."