Prisoner of War by Michael P. Spradlin

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That's what Henry Forrest has to do. When he lies about his age to join the Marines, Henry never imagines he'll face anything worse than his own father's cruelty. But his unit is shipped off to the Philippines, where the heat is unbearable, the conditions are brutal, and Henry's dreams of careless adventuring are completely dashed.

Then the Japanese invade the islands, and US forces there surrender. As a prisoner of war, Henry faces one horror after another. Yet among his fellow captives, he finds kindness, respect, even brotherhood. A glimmer of light in the darkness. And he'll need to hold tight to the hope they offer if he wants to win the fight for his country, his freedom . . . and his life.

Michael P. Spradlin's latest novel tenderly explores the harsh realities of the Bataan Death March and captivity on the Pacific front during World War II.

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ISBN : 054585783X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Christina rated it ★★★☆☆

June 08, 2017

"The history of free men is never really written by chance, but by choice: their choice!" -Dwight D. Eisenhower This story is about Henry Forrest (nicknamed Tree) and takes place between 1941-1945. Henry lies about his age to join the marines to escape his cruel father. His unit is shipped to the P...

Ms. rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2017

E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Henry has had a difficult life on the family farm in Minnesota. After the death of his mother, his father took up drinking and abusing him, so at the age of 15, he signs up for the Marines, with his grandfather vouching for his age. He survives basic trainin...

Grady rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2017

Great book! Exiting adventure in the book! But a very sad book to when many American soldiers died. Much suspense in the book which is always a good literary tool authors use that exited me! One of the best books I've read in 2017 so far!

Jessica rated it ★★★☆☆

March 14, 2017

Such a great story about resilience and brotherhood.

Jaina rated it ★★★★☆

July 10, 2017

This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn. It's so awful. I can't believe that people were so terrible to each other–and this isn't even the Germans in their usual racist evilness, but the Japanese conforming to their archaic, ingrained ideas about proper military behavior. They lit...

Justin rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 22, 2017

Prisoner of War was about Henry a kid from a small farm town. His father constantly beat him and Henry thought the only way to escape was to join the Marines. His grandfather helped him join by vouching for him that he was eighteen even though he was only fifteen. He was really tall for his age a...

Diane rated it ★★★★★

July 26, 2017

Jeffrey read this book and recommended it to me! (Gotta love when your child shares a book with you!) This was a book along the lines of Unbroken. Henry had a difficult childhood, at age 15, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Marines. This is the story of how he survived the war in the Pacific. Mr....

Evlqn rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2017

Unbelievably great reading Of all the books of Michael P. Spradlin's that I have been privileged to read this is by far the best. The manner in which he draws you into the story is nothing short of brilliant. He begins by letting you see what led to Henry lying about his age in order to enlist in...

John rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

This is a book for everyone to read, both YA and OA, great Independence Day read! Based on a true story, a 15-year-old lies about his age and enlists during WWII. He ended up in the intense Pacific theater at the absolute wrong time, surviving the infamous Bataan death march and the horrors as a...

Melody rated it ★★★★☆

March 06, 2017

great read... I am more familiar with Holocaust stories from WW2 so this was eye opening and very interesting.

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