I really loved reading this book, I enjoyed learning more about The World War. Go Ada!!!!
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
This a great book to read about World War 2. Also a great way to see how to survive and thrive with disabilities.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley wrote a follow up to this book! "The War I Finally Won" comes out October 3, 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!
I agree its the BEST BOOK I've read, I wish there was a second book for it.
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
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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.
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.
Review Such a wonderful story. Tears, triumphs and cliffhangers. Kids & I loved it so much.