Read Unbreakable Online Free - This is a story of Jelena Dokic's survival. How she survived as a refugee, twice. How she survived on the tennis court to become world No. 4. But, most importantly, how she survived her father, Damir Dokic, the tennis dad from hell.
Jelena was a prodigious talent, heralded as Australia's greatest tennis hope since Evonne Goolagong. She had exceptional skills, a steely nerve and an extraordinary ability to fight on the court. Off it she endured huge challenges; being an "outsider" in her new country, poverty and racism. Still she starred on the tennis court. By 18, she was in the world's top 10. By 19, she was No. 4. The world was charmed by her and her story—a refugee whose family had made Australia home when she was 11 years old.
Jelena has not told a soul her incredible, explosive story in full—until now. From war-torn Yugoslavia to Sydney to Wimbledon, she narrates her hellish ascent to becoming one of the best tennis players in the women’s game, and her heart-breaking fall from the top. Her gutsy honesty will leave you in awe. Her fight back from darkness will uplift you. Most of all, Jelena's will to survive will inspire you.
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November 16, 2017
I've never been more moved by a book then this one. Utterly heart-breaking - we all knew something was wrong but I don't think we could have had inkling of the depth of abuse, both physically and emotionally, that this poor girl was subjected to - by her own father. HER FATHER? It just beggars be...
November 22, 2017
It's quite a tough read, because she lived such a tough life. The abuse started young and was just unrelenting. I always suspected her dad was mean, and a bit of a jerk, but it went so much further.
If you drew conclusions about Jelena Dokic based on media articles and interviews during her past,...
January 16, 2018
We've had the #metoo movement with celebrities coming forward on sexual harrassment but not so many speaking out on relationship abuse and violence. Thank you, Jelena Dokic, for writing this incredibly difficult and powerful book. I could not put it down and it may become "the" book of 2018 for m...
November 26, 2017
Interesting but very repetitive
A compelling story of adversity and the difficulty of living a life under constant pressure and scrutiny. Whilst, no-doubt, tragic and pivotal to the story the descriptions of abuse do become overly repetitive and tedious which, I feel, lessens the impact upon the...
November 23, 2017
I could not put this down! The intensity and raw emotions used to describe the awful and unfathomable abuse Jelena was under during a time of being a professional althete was just all consuming. Highly recommend if you want to also feel a better understanding around the behind the scenes of a rel...
December 03, 2017
What a brutal book to read. I want to say that I loved it but with the content inside to love it seems wrong. This is an account of what it took one young woman to become the person she is today. She is a survivor with a head for tennis.
Words cannot describe how I felt whilst I was reading this b...
November 29, 2017
Simply harrowing what Jelena Dokic went through. The extent of abuse, the relationships, the injuries yet she’s a fighter. An absolute Australian hero for surviving and sharing her story.
January 16, 2018
The second half of this book lets it down. It is a fascinating story, but loses its way after Jelena leaves her father (which has the nice effect of paralleling her career, but isn’t good reading). What happened to her is truly awful, and it is surprising that she was able to play tennis at all,...
December 11, 2017
Absolutely magnificent read, Jelena was an extremely vulnerable person growing up in a violent, vulgar and cowardly cruel attacks by Damir , the signs were there , in my opinion there should have been and should be more fascilities and programs to help people like Jelena. Jelena had an unbelievab...
January 05, 2018
This is a harrowing book to read. As a tennis fan, it was hard to get to know Jelena during her years as a player, and this book shows why. We were never allowed to see the real girl and woman thanks to her monster (and that's the nicest thing that can be said about him) of a father. The book det...