The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life

Book - 2015
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AN3786
Sep 06, 2018

I really loved reading this book, I enjoyed learning more about The World War. Go Ada!!!!

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Kaelynmcintyre
Aug 21, 2018

This book captured my heart in the first sentence! I felt as if I was with Ada every step of the way. I CAN'T WAIT till I get the war I finally won!
I think that everyone should read this book

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orange_ant_301
Aug 09, 2018

This a great book to read about World War 2. Also a great way to see how to survive and thrive with disabilities.

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rstocksf
Jul 31, 2018

My 9-year-old granddaughter recommended this book, and I found it to be one of the best Historical Fiction Juvenile books I have read. I couldn’t put it down.

This is one of my all time favorite books. I'm so excited to read The War I Finally Won!
Definitly 5 star.

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chenrong
Jul 10, 2018

The war that saved my life is a very good, but sad book. I loved the plot and how interesting it is. It was very touching and I almost cried during reading this book. It was so good and I loved it I couldn't imagine what it was like to be those kids. This totally moved me and I was as sad and also I loved it

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violet_dog_11260
Apr 07, 2018

This is an amazing book that will have you shocked how much hope Ada has. This is a touching and moving book and when I heard that the second one was out I literally sprinted to the nearest book store and purchased it.

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EvelynWeiser
Mar 18, 2018

I read this book to my nine year old and we both loved it. The main character is so relatable, as a person who is different, which most people feel on some level. And the whole premise of her escaping to the country during WWII and blossoming with the love of the woman who cares for her and her brother, is very moving.

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danicapenno
Feb 22, 2018

Ada is such an amazing girl she will inspire many young girls

JCLJoyceM Jan 12, 2018

For years, Ada has been abused by her mother, and leaving home with other children to escape the expected bombing of London is a blessing. Ada often puts herself down and is distrustful of adults. This book could be inspiring for girls with low self-esteem as Ada pushes forward and learns to find the positive.

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elinaghoddami
Dec 25, 2017

Best book in the world! The war I finally won is the 2nd part of this book and is equally AMAZING!!! Definitely would recommend it to others!! XD

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beaholmes
Nov 04, 2017

another great World War II story for grades 4 and up

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Hammy_Love123
Sep 09, 2017

Love this book! cant wait for the sequel!

LibrLdyMapleValley Aug 02, 2017

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley wrote a follow up to this book! "The War I Finally Won" comes out October 3, 2017.

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vpazreads
Jul 31, 2017

Great characterization and perspective in a gripping story. Best kids' book I've read this year. Looking forward to the sequel coming out in October!

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taekookies2124
Jul 23, 2017

I agree its the BEST BOOK I've read, I wish there was a second book for it.

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bodongruan
Jul 22, 2017

This book is one of the best books i've ever read, it is soooooo good. If you're wondering about getting it, you should definetly get it. Leave a like if you agree :D

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normaking
Jul 20, 2017

Excellent book. Great story about a two children during the beginnings of WWII who leave London as part of Operation Pied Piper. This story is well told, simple, yet complex. Highly recommended for middle grade as well as adults.

archreads Jul 18, 2017

This is a historical fiction novel set in England during WWII. It follows 10 year old Ada, who is disabled , and her six year old brother as they are evacuated from London to the country to avoid bombings. Well written and emotionally believable, it's a wonderful book for middle school readers and families.

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Rocking_Roo
Jul 17, 2017

This book is one of the best I've ever read.
Its just amazing!!!!!
You ( that does mean you ) HAVE to read this book you will NOT be able to do anything else once you start to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rocking Roo
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trixymixy
Jun 19, 2017

love this it is great!

AndLib1 Jun 09, 2017

A wonderful story of fear, self-worth, perseverance, and love. A young crippled girl and her brother are evacuated from a horrible home in pre-WWII London to the countryside of Kent where they are left with a spinster who is still grieving over the loss of her friend and is not interested in having children.
With a nod to classics like Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables, and Pollyanna, Bradley cleverly spins a story with heart and soul while avoiding the pitfall of trite sentimentality. The main characters are so well written you want to reach into the book to help and support them.

Recommended for 8-12 and up. Great read aloud and the audio book is wonderful for summer road trips or rainy days.

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tem453
May 30, 2017

I enjoyed the way the author drew us into Ada's struggle with a clear, caricatured antagonist (her Mam), but then took that antagonist away so that the conflict became more and more self-driven. My only complaint is that, aside from her brother, the secondary characters are maybe a little too caricatured, so that the interesting narrative comes almost solely from Ada's fight against her own insecurities. Regardless, it was a good story with some gut-wrenching dramatic moments, and it told the story of WWII Britain from a point of view I hadn't yet encountered.

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josey_2
May 08, 2017

i love the book

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Quietday
Apr 09, 2017

Review Such a wonderful story. Tears, triumphs and cliffhangers. Kids & I loved it so much.


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