The War That Saved My LifeBook - 2015
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FVRL_Maple_Ridge Nov 27, 2016
Born with a club foot, Ada has only known abuse and neglect from her mother. However, as WWII begins and London families are encouraged to evacuate their children to safety in the countryside. Ada secretly joins her little brother Jamie on the evacuation train. The children are placed on Miss Smi... Read More »
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elinaghoddami thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14
Rocking_Roo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 28
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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.
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“Jamie sings like a squirrel.”
― Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The War that Saved My Life
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