- File Size: 272 KB
- Print Length: 364 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sisterhood Publications (January 21, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 21, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0070IJBYQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,431,944 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
After Libby Stryker's father, who was career army, is killed at the Pentagon on 9/11, Libby joins the army and before long is in the desert of Iraq, seeing a side of war that only one who's been there can believe. Death is everywhere and not just the soldiers but innocent men, women, and children as well. The author describes the scenes in such depth that the reader can almost hear the cries of pain, smell the stench of blood and bodies, and feel the terror in the air. Don't be surprised if you cry a little. I did. I will warn you, also, that the language is raw and rough and not for the squeamish. Libby has a lot to learn about her fellow soldiers, and she soon discovers that sometimes those we trust the most are not what or who we believe them to be. The story is full of unexpected twists that show just how complicated war and people really are.
Author Peggy Tibbetts did her research. Her acknowledgment at the front of the book credits the many people who helped her get the details of PFC LIBERTY STRYKER just right. After reading this book, I think you'll appreciate even more the sacrifices of our brave soldiers, to keep America, you and me, safe.
The thing I appreciated the most about this book is the amount of extensive research that went into its creation. While reading it I kept thinking it seemed like a direct account from someone who'd been on the front lines of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The lingo, acronyms and small details (things like the food they ate or the Iraqi slang they used) seemed to real to me. I love books that transport you to a new world and let you learn something about the world in which we live. This book did just that.
Overall, even though this book is outside the normal genre in which I read, I found myself enjoying it and learning from it. War is compelling and Tibbetts does her all to take us there. It is suitable for mature teens and adults for language, violence and references to rape.
Having read Letters to Juniper by Peggy Tibbetts originally, this book came as a change to me- not only in genre but also reader age. As such I wasn't sure what to expect of PFC, especially given how much I enjoyed Juniper, and so was pleasantly surprised to find myself really getting into the story and enjoying the book, especially since reading about soldiers and war does not normally appeal to me in anyway. This book shows how an author can take a topic a reader may not generally be interested in and make it a real page turner.
As with Juniper this story contains a twist which I will not give away, though I will say that it certainly surprised me. I am normally pretty good at guessing twists, but this one had me quite surprised, a fact I greatly enjoyed. This was helped by the superb characters Tibbetts has employed in her story, especially Libby and the Captain. While Libby is the protagonist and thus the most fleshed out character, I really enjoyed the character development of the Captain. As the story went on my opinion of him changed in the same manner that Libby's did.
Overall PFC Liberty Stryker is another hit from Tibbetts. I recommend reading this book and others by this wonderful author, and will hopefully get the opportunity to read many more of her books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Right out of the gate I was drawn in with Libby's voice and situation. A woman determined to avenge her father's death after 9/11 by signing up for the army caught my immediate... Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Nichole Severn
PFC Liberty Stryker is a story about 19-year old Libby who joins the army to get revenge for her daddy's death. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by YA Madness
I usually don't read war stories, or at least modern ones at that. But something in the premise intrigued me. The protagonist is a strong female soldier named Libby Stryker. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Isis
After losing her beloved father to the terrorist attacks of 9-11, Libby Stryker joined the Army looking for swift revenge. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by L. Bracken
Novels and movies about the war in the Middle East seem to be the norm. How can it not when art always reflects reality. And a lot of them seem one sided. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by M. Purfield
Peggy Tibbetts' PFC LIBERTY STRYKER is an important story that is almost too grim to look at and too well-written to look away. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by StalkyReader