The War That Saved My LifeBook - 2015
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Greene_ErinK Oct 28, 2019
Ada leaves London with her brother to escape the war and her abusive mother and finds healing in the country.
Recommended by Sara, Yellow Springs Community Library. "What a beautiful story!"
Recommended by Elizabeth, Cedarville Community Library
From the critics
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red_butterfly_4693 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15
ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
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black_swan_259 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99
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CHIMCHIMGOTNOJAMS thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99
QuotesAdd a Quote
“Then I did what I should have done to start with. I taught myself to walk.”
“I wanted to say a lot of things, but, as usual, I didn't have the words for the thoughts inside my head.”
“Jamie sings like a squirrel.”
― Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The War that Saved My Life
SummaryAdd a Summary
This book is about a young girl, Ada, and her little brother, Jamie, who leave their abusive mother during war. They come across paths of a lady, Susan, who takes care of them until the war is over. When the mother comes back looking for them, Ada refuses to go home but goes for the sake of her and Jamie's good. One day she and her mother make a deal for them to leave without payment. the mother agrees and they go back to Susan who loves them for who they really are.
This is a heartfelt story with a twisted plot which I'm sure everyone will love! I strongly recommend this book for a gift!
My favorite summer read so far. The book revolves around a girl, Ada and her brother. Set in the beginning of WWII, the story begins in the slums of London and then transfers to an English countryside town. The contrast between the city and countryside was startling. The book is appropriate for children (4th grade and up), but is a joy for an adult to read also. Highly recommended.