Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Willie Apiata VC. The reluctant hero by Paul Little
Review by Reuben Hilder (Year 10) as part of the 50 Book Challenge
This is the story of Willie Apiata's life. He is interesting because he is the first New Zealander to win the Victoria Cross since the Second World War. I thought the parts that were written by Willie himself were the best bits, they read almost like a story or a novel. I liked the stories about him growing up and about him and his sisters. I didn't like so much the parts which were not written by him, some of those bits were a bit uninteresting to me. Overall it was an enjoyable book and it was good to read about a guy who is a reluctant hero.