Ghosts of War has ratings and reviews. Aaron said: Using simple prose , Ryan Smithson shares with readers his experience of serving a one-year t. Chapter 1. Ryan Smithson is a junior in high school and his girlfriend is a senior. They are in school when the world trade center is bomb. Seeing this made. poster for Ryan Smithson and Ghosts of War ALUM SPEAKS AT UALBANY & HAS WORK PERFORMED ON STAGE. The UAlbany Performing.

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Published April 21st by HarperTeen first published April 9th In general this book can help teens think about the choices they will make in life and the sacrifice they have to make in order to accomplish what they want and what is best for them. I think another one of the authors purposes was to inform because he is letting all the young readers of this book know The author’s purpose of Ghost’s of war is to entertain and inform.

If he thought army training was something hard, the actual war is even harder. I hope it all works out for your son. I really enjoyed the book. Throughout this wonderful story we follow a young man named Ryan who is still getting to know the fundamentals of life, when the horrendous attacks on the world trade centers occur. Dec 20, Leeanna rated it it was amazing. They are in school when the world trade center is bomb.

After waiting two months Ryan is sent to North Carolina where he is now part of equipment platoon. Since I am able to picture myself in a scene in the book, I give it a rating of 5 out of 5. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

When he is done there he heads to the chow hall and sit by an Iraqi translater that tells him what he thinks about the war and Iraqs gonvernment.

Ghosts of War: The True Story of a Year-Old GI by Ryan Smithson

Oct 12, Suraj Bhullar rated it it was amazing. You shoot one dead, run over its head! You would like this book if you are interested in knowing about the American people that fight for our country.


It’s not easy to get through my thick-headedness sometimes, but I greatly respect this work of current human existance and its lessons to our youth. He invites a recruiter over to his home to talk to ghoosts parents. Ryan goes to Conklins funeral, but he doesn’t want to cry because he didn’t know Conklin that well; he thinks he does’d deserve to shed tears.

See my review here: Before I go on telling you why I enjoyed the book personally, I will tell you a brief summary about the book.

Media Ghosts of War. People who are in the military, military families and Americans who think they have no connection to the military. Jus as they are doing that the shooters from the building accidentally detonates the bomb killing everyone in the building. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! To the right the boy says his name is Dylan and asks Ryan how is Iraq and asks does he have a dog.

Personally I enjoy reading nonfiction, so this book was very enjoyable to me, but it was unique in its own sense that it was an autobiography. He is an excellent writer. Apr 13, Patricia rated it really liked it Shelves: Not the ones who are busting down doors, searching for weapons caches or other types of activities that make the news. Eventually, once things got going, the book got very good. This is a flashback to Ryan being in Blue Phase of basic training.

Oct 09, Khornberger rated it really liked it. Nearing the end of the book it is tied off very nicely, you can see the growth throughout the book of Ryan, who started off as a fourteen year old boy to a more mature Ryan who has seen the hardships of life, and how to cope with life’s ordeals. This unforgettable story about combat, friendship, fear, and a soldier’s commitment to his country peels back the curtain on the realities of war in a story all Americans should read.

Books by Ryan Smithson. To ask other readers questions about Ghosts of Warplease sign up. I felt very close to Ryan even if we don’t know each other. The conditions of the farming children in rural Iraq p. All of the soldiers are issued laser gun M16s and a pads for the laser on thier shoulders chest an legs. When Ryan returned home after spending a year in Iraq, he suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder night terrors, in particular.


Chapter By Chapter Summaries – Ghosts of War

I am like Ryan Smithson in the way that I want smithspn serve my country, and most likely join the United States Military after high school. He talks about how he and the guys he served with changed through their experiences.

He is grateful annd thinks that everything that happened in Iraq was based on fate. Ryan leaves foe basic training at the beginning of the chapter. Ryan has returned home and heather is in her last year of college. Not th Ghosts of War: I think another one of the authors purposes was to inform because he is letting all the young readers of this book know what the army is like and what it is like to go in combat.

All of a sudden he starts doubting all of this and is thinking that joining the military might have been a mistake, but he sucks it up in the end. Smithson, was Army Reserve and was deployed to Iraq as an army engineer. If the characters are relatable: Recently I’ve read Ghosts of War: The Ghosts of War has really impacted the way I feel about the young brave men who puts there life on the line for the people who don’t have the courage, or protect the people of their beloved country.

Smithson didn’t serve on the front lines, and he is clear in the fact tha Using simple prose, Ryan Smithson shares with readers his experience of serving a one-year tour as an engineer in the Army in Iraq in At the end of the chapter Ryan and some other recruits has to go to a nearby high school and try to recruit some seniors.

Apr 25, Julia rated it really liked o Shelves: