The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won

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Like the classic heroines of literature, Ada wins our hearts as she continues her World War II adventures after the Newbery Honor winning The War that Saved My Life. When Ada?s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she?s not what her mother said she was crippled in her mind as well as in her body. But who is she, she wonders? Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their guardian, Susan, in a cottage in the English countryside, on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie, Ada?s dearest friend. Life in the crowded cottage is tense. Then Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? Everyone is horrified. Ada must decide where do her loyalties lie? The War I Finally Won is the marvellous conclusion to Ada?s powerful, uplifting story.
Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria : 2017. The Text Publishing Company,
ISBN: 9781925498851
Branch Call Number: JF BRAD
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 20 cm

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AL_ALYX Nov 13, 2017

When I first heard there was a sequel to the beautiful The War that Saved my life, I was skeptical. I had hoped and hoped that the first book would end with a happy ending, how could we open that up? But life doesn't work like that. This gorgeous sequels' characters are beautiful, and deeply flawed, and courageous, and fearful, and hopeful, and joyous, and broken, and deeply complex. This is a war story, and a horse story, and a story about a girl overcoming tragedy, but most of all a story about putting yourself back together when you are broken. Highly recommend.

AL_BETSY Nov 01, 2017

Sequels can be hit or miss, but this one is a hit! In the sequel to The War That Saved My Life, eleven-year-old Ada is still adjusting to her new family, while the villagers struggle with the inevitable losses of war. Abuse, death, prejudice, and despair are met with redemption, kindness, friendship and bravery - so many emotional issues wrapped up in one great story.

coloradobuck Oct 24, 2017

Amazing storyteller. One of the most profound books I've ever read - and it's for CHILDREN! This book has everything - love, overcoming abuse, Jews escaping Germany during WW2, overcoming prejudice, dealing with grief and loss, what it means to have courage and MORE. Read it today!!!

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