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  • Title: True Spirit: The Aussie Girl Who Took On The World
  • Author: Jessica Watson
  • ISBN: 9780733624971
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • The personal story of the youngest person to sail around the world single handedly from October 2009 to May 2010 at the age of 16 240 days and 23,000 nautical miles.
    True Spirit The Aussie Girl Who Took On The World The personal story of the youngest person to sail around the world single handedly from October to May at the age of days and nautical miles

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    1. True Spirit The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World by Jessica WatsonReviewed by Kimberly ReikowHave you ever dreamed of going on an adventure to a far off land all by yourself What if that adventure took you throughout the major oceans in the world From October of 2009 to May of 2010, 16 year old Jessica Watson circumnavigated the globe, making herself the youngest person to sail non stop, solo, and unassisted around the world Throughout her seven month journey, Jessica wrote in her blog about al [...]

    2. Great story of a 16 year old girl who took on the high seas in a 34 foot sailboat She started out as a little girl afraid of everything and gradually changed as she learned to sail among other things She began pestering her parents when she was 12 and by the time she was 14, they not only had given her permission to follow her dream but were actively working to make it a reality.Sailing solo, non stop around the world is easier these days with all the various electronic equipment available but i [...]

    3. This is a great book about the very brave Jessica Watson.you follow her non stop journey around the world and it makes you feel like you are there with her as she describes what she had for dinner and stuff like that.A great book.

    4. I chose to read True Spirit an autobiography written by Jessica Watson about her journey circumnavigating the world single handed at the age of 16 because my Grandparents decided to get me a copy of her novel for my Birthday I really enjoyed reading about her journey because i to love to sail This inspiring novel falls into the category of a dairy, autobiography or biography Jessica Watson wrote her autobiography as she was sailing around the world and published it a year after she returned Jess [...]

    5. What an awesome story You may remember last year when there was a bit of controversy over a young 16years old Australian girl wanting to sail solo, round the World Well, True Spirit is her story Watson and her family lived on a boat for several years and this was when she developed her love of sailing She loved to read about sailors and their solo journeys around the World At around age 14, she decided that she would like to become the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the World [...]

    6. I followed Jessica s journey while it was happening through her blog, and was inspired with every post So it s no surprise I bought her book as soon as I heard it was out Seriously, folks, AMAZING The book was written by Jessica herself, pulling from her blog posts, and I loved that the story came out in Jessica s own voice.The book is so full of hope, enthusiasm, and encouragement, I feel like it s practically a self help book on achieving your dreams Only so much better, because you get an inc [...]

    7. It was a joy to finally read Jessica Watson s book, after first discovering her through the tv documentary about her circumnavigation a couple of years ago She still comes across as both an ordinary and extraordinary young woman It probably helps to have an interest in sailing, but an interest in people is just as good a starting point if you want to read this boon.

    8. I really enjoyed this book As someone who has done a bit of sailing, I thought this was really interesting Jessica is an amazing and inspiring young woman.

    9. I loved going along for the adventure The day to day details were wonderful and had me longing for the freedom of the open sea The message she conveys outside of the journey itself I am strong and I can do anything is a good one, although it does get repetitive She had to spend a lot of time defending herself against those who thought she was too young or who shamed her parents for letting her go, which was distracting and frustrating Fortunately, the people who know her best knew she was than [...]

    10. True Spirit was a great story told by a truly inspirational girl This book showcased an amazing life goal being achieved It showed a great life lesson that when you set a goal you can work hard to get there.

    11. The beginning of the book is quite inspiring, showing at what lengths a person can go to reach the desirable things, then it got too monotonous and uneventful which is understandable and suitable for sea lovers In general, I enjoyed it.

    12. When I was 15 I remember following Australian s Jesse Martin on his solo nonstop and unassisted circumnavigation of the globe from the comfort of my classroom At 16 I remember taking an interest in sailing, perhaps partly inspired by Jesse s adventure, but mostly it was due to the influence of friends When I was 17 I recall reading the story of Jesse Martin s journey, his book Lionheart and I could not help but wondering how a 17 year old could be so determined, brave and so willing to face so m [...]

    13. An absolutely fantastic, and awe inspiring, book Not sure how else to describe it, really It starts from her earlier childhood, just before she gets the idea to sail around the world solo The amount of planning was incredible All the way through the book, though, her upbeat attitude, and looking at the world through happy glasses , is quite infectious If you have a yearning for adventure, then this book definitely has it Even though I can t see myself going around the world by sailing boat I int [...]

    14. I was enthralled with 16 year old Australian Jessica Watson s sail around the world and followed her progress on her blog as she went I was happy to see she was writing a book about her adventure but unsure about how quickly she wrote it once home it didn t leave much time for reflection, which seems essential for a journey of this magnitude I enjoyed reading how she came to sail and what sort of family she grew up in Once she hits the water, it s mostly her blog posts but she does add additiona [...]

    15. This book is really inspiring and touching I loved reading Watson s story of how she solo circumnavigated around the world The way in which this is written is that she has taken her blog and added extras into what she write as she travelled around the globe So what you get is a very as it happens story with extra insights that only reflection on an event can get you In terms of what she says throughout her book The parts that inspire me are how she constantly claims on clearly believes and lives [...]

    16. In 2010, Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail around the world solo, unassisted and non stop For that feat she will always be admired and respected A fantastic achievement and, as she says in her book, an example for others of doing whatever you set your mind to.During her trip, Jessica blogged most days about her adventure After returning home, Jessica sat down and compiled this book, using her blog as the basis for it Sadly, this made for pretty poor reading.The book starts promis [...]

    17. When I read Jessica s autobiography it touched me in a way that being out in the ocean all by yourself facing challenges you have never experienced or not even trained for would be very challenging I am inspired by how she coped through her tough times out at sea and the good times she had This book was put into a lot of detail and Jessica has put a lot of time into it just going over the minor bits to make it a lot better, so the viewer can enjoy every part which I think was achieved The book i [...]

    18. I absolutely loved this book I recommended to everyone who would listen to me Dad was given a copy at his the dinner to celebrate his 70 years and at the time, I thought I would like to read it However, Dad gave such glowing reviews of the book that I had to add it to my reading list and when it came, I couldn t put it down Jessica did her trip for the most genuine reasons and there are many take away personal development messages that I took from reading her book which I won t spoil for you If [...]

    19. I can vaguely remember the hype surrounding Jessica Watson s non stop solo sail around the world I remember there was controversy of some sort, but didn t know any details So, I really enjoyed reading this account of Jessica s voyage right from the planning stages 2 years in fact to the actual sailing trip itself 7 months The trip part is told mostly through her blog posts with some extra insights as well It was a great way to provide the day to day details and experiences.I was impressed by Jes [...]

    20. This was another Borders bargain find for 3.99 that may have changed my life I might be exaggerating, but I can t help but notice that two of the books that I have read off of the clearance rack have some similarities This as well as the Two Chickens for a Saddle book are about young girl s with unmeasurable amounts of guts, courage, and self confidence Both books are written by girls with parents that use the unschooling method and travel while letting their children learn through every day adv [...]

    21. Title True Spirit Series Author Jessica Watson Genre Memoir Rating 5 stars It s not often that I read non fiction books, especially adventure books However, I am so, so glad that I read this novel It s an inspiring and heartwarming read about a young Aussie teenage girl who, despite struggles and criticism, set out to follow her dream to solo sail unassisted around the world.The novel uses parts of Jessica s blog to document her voyage around the world while giving some extra insight that was no [...]

    22. I wanted something better from Ms Watson, whom I deeply admire for both her courage and love of sailing I wanted real intelligence, insight, and evolution sparked by an incredible journey Her experience, as she tells it, was marked not by revelation, but by endurance not much to tell even when her psychological state deteriorates to the point where she cannot tell diesel fuel from water while cooking dinner I wanted philosophy and science, she provides fluff She is, after all, a 16 year old girl [...]

    23. This book was OK, it amazed me that a dyslexic like Jessica could actually write such a good book I wouldn t recommend it it s just page after page of being out at sea with the couple of adventurous hours in the middle of a storm etc kind of what you expect.Admittedly, I didn t finish the book as it became to tedious and other books got in the way it was enjoyable to be able to watch video diaries on youtube that fit into the book The pictures were great as well and the added bonus of a signed c [...]

    24. True Spirit is the autobiography of Jessica Watson, who at just 16 years was the youngest personal to sail solo and unassisted around the world.The book details her upbringing of spending time between a houseboat and motor home and how she first got involved and developed a love of sailing.Readers will be fascinated by her meticulous preparation, Jessica s battle with sleep deprivation, gale force winds, dangerous seas and natural hazards as well as the struggle of being away from home at such a [...]

    25. I read this book while I had the power off after the tragic earthquake in Christchurch I enjoyed the book, even though it lacked in some emotional detail It was an incredible feat to circumnavigate the globe by herself at her age Like the other famous Australian who completed the journey ten years earlier, Jesse Martin, she experienced many knockdowns and her fair share of bad weather particularly under Australia.I remember watching her speaking at the end of her race on the tv news when she den [...]

    26. I found this book fascinating The fact that this girl knew what she wanted to do at the age of 11 and kept at it until she was fully prepared and able at the ripe age of 16, was incredible Her tenacity was mesmerizing I know some parents would disagree with allowing a 16 year old to sail solo unassisted across the oceans, but what difference did it make if she was 16 or 18 as a parent you will always feel responsible for your children and always worry 2 years of additional waiting would have bee [...]

    27. Jessica Watson is an inspiration to young and old alike.Her dream was to sail singlehandedly non stop around the world, and by sheer determination and guts, at the tender age of 16 she did just that, despite much opposition The voyage was no picnic, she fought wild weather and the merciless ocean and the countless problems that came with it, but she never gave up even when things were very bleak indeed and she was feeling terribly homesick.A brave and courageous girl with a sense of humour, this [...]

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