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.

Title : Prisoner of War
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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.

Ally rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

I really enjoyed this book, it was filled with lots of action and real life situations that soliders now have to deal with when out on the battlefield. The main character Henrey went through a lot of injurys and had to watch his fellow soliders die right in front of him. By the end of the story H...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

I read all books before I add them to my classroom library to make sure they are appropriate for my students and this book is one I will put on the top shelf. Beautifully told fictional story based on real life events in a way that presents the atrocities committed in WWII by the Japanese to the...

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...

Jaiden rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

"I couldn't believe so much hatred could be in a human being, the way his eyes fueled with rage as he struck him down."-Henry Forrest pg. 90 Prisoner of war follows the story of a poor 15 year old kid who works on a farm with his dad. His mother died years ago and since then his dad had become a...

Megan rated it ★★★★☆

October 09, 2017

I went to the library yesterday to return Beneath a Scarlet Sky and look for another WWII book because I'm in such a weird kick right now where I obviously like to torture myself reading books about such awful times in our history.  I was looking for the Book Thief because I still haven't read it...

Nate rated it ★★★☆☆

December 23, 2017

2.5 stars Prisoner of War is about the war experience of a fictional young man named Henry “Tree” Forrest and his experiences as an extremely underage and impetuous serviceman imprisoned a Pacific POW camp during World War II. Henry makes friends with his commanding officer, Gunny, and some of th...

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