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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Since the characters are fairly relatable, I give it a rating of 5 out of 5.

Jun 10, Ryan T rated it it was amazing. This book is writen for America. When they are done talk ryxn Iraqi man thanks Ryan and leaves. You’ve successfully reported this review. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe smjthson author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

I like how in the beginning it talks about some of his reasons for joining. In this chapter Ryan has gotten a job at the college working with little kids. It is broken up into three sections called phases in the book. As the book says, one major event in the beginning of the twenty- first century for The United States caused his thinking towards joining the military. He walks out and the ghots comes in the room telling the guys that their commander is a neat freak.

Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI

Ryan admits that the “innocence of his childhood” was lost in Iraq. Personally, I am a fan of war books, and since this was about the Iraq War, it took place recently. The writing is moving and will suck you in; I didn’t want to put it down once I started. My husband is a Army Infanty Vet with 2 Iraq tours under his belt, and he hardly ever speaks of his experiences, so I read anything I can get my hands on.


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He is an excellent writer. He invites a recruiter over to his home to talk to his parents. This chapter opens up to LT telling Ryan that he gets the two week leave in May that he has been wanting. Dec 28, Karen Glass rated it it was amazing. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, ghodts booker, blogger. But other than that i think the book was an amazing read and I would recommend it to any of my friends who like the army and want to read a good book about it.

My son Christopher Anthony Read this book in highschool Yet, on the other hand Gohsts wanted to stay a kid. It helped me picture myself as one of the soldiers seeing the villagers in poverty having to ask for food.



The novel version of “10 Klicks” was published in It is an exciting book because it shows what an American soldier has to go through during a war and how they feel.

Preview — Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson. To work through his feelings about the war, he started writing about his experiences in the army – basic training, Iraq, and his homecoming.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I loved this book so much, and could probably read it over and over again without getting tired of it. The two weeks fly by and Ryan is headed back to Iraq. The book ends with his return home and the difficulty in adjusting to life again, after living in a combat zone, and how he used writing as therapy for PTSD. 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.

He says they will never receive the credit they deserve from the papers and news, but they are true American heroes. Specialist Smithson doesn’t know if he’ll be deployed again.

During his time in training, he chose to become an Army engineer, or someone who helps build structures in the war zone. Inside there is a picture drawn by the little boy.


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

People in poverty relate to the villagers in Iraq. Refresh and try again.

Ryan Smithson is a 19 year old boy that has enlisted into the army reserves. I have photographs hung on my wall and a map of Baghadad in my garage. 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. The structure of the autobiography was only one factor for why I enjoyed the book, which I will mention later, but many other factors made this book a good read.

Others are climbing their own, so encourage them — there is nothing gained by judging them against your incline. 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. They go to the chow hall and find that the back door is open so they sneak in and take baskets of fruit and chips.

He is telling her ghost he has just had the best day ever since he has been in the military. Ryan and some of the other soldiers are being surronded by a group of iraqi kids asking for food and water. When in Iraq he meets battle buddies and does a lot of missions as a GI Joe Schmo average maintenance guy on equipment. Before I go on telling you why I enjoyed the book personally, I will tell you a brief summary about the book.