Reviewed by Alex Pittman
In his best-selling book, The Warrior’s Heart, Eric Greitens describes his journey becoming and being a Navy SEAL.
Eric speaks directly to teen readers, combining personal stories and second-hand accounts that ask the reader to put himself into the author’s shoes.
Through personally witnessing violence as a college student during summer trips to China, Bosnia, and Rwanda, Greitens saw the need for the protection of people around the world.
This is why he decided to join the most elite military group in the world: the Navy SEALS. The second half of the book talks about the training that he and his peers were put through to become SEALS. This rigorous training pushes Greitens and his peers to their physical and mental limits.
The Warrior’s Heart is truly an amazing read, and I highly recommend it to anyone. The mental and physical power displayed during the training as well as Greitens’s story were both awe-inspiring and influential. It is sure to inspire and motivate.
Alexander Pittman is a senior fall in the Gifted program at Hahnville High. His extracurricular activities include hunting, fishing, and robotics.
Editor’s note: Book reviews are published weekly during the summer in agreement with Hahnville High School gifted English teacher Deborah Unger in conjunction with the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program.