The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Title: The War that Saved My Life
  • Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • ISBN: 9781925355642
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • The War that Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley The War that Saved My Life An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War from the acclaimed author of Jefferson s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars Nine year old Ada has never left her on
    An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars Nine year old Ada has never left her one room apartment Her mother is too humiliated by Ada s twisted foot to let her outside So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesAn exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars Nine year old Ada has never left her one room apartment Her mother is too humiliated by Ada s twisted foot to let her outside So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn t waste a minute she sneaks out to join him So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity a classic in the making.
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    About Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


    1. I grew up loving books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lois Lenski, L.M Montgomery, Madeline L Engle, K.M Peyton, Noel Streatfield, Mary Norton, and Sydney Taylor Patricia MacLachlan and Jane Yolen helped me start writing As a child I always imagined how wonderful it would be to wake up to a pony in the back yard, but the way the farm I live on now sits it makes better sense for the pastures to be in the front of the house So I look out my office windows on Gully and Sarah, Pal and Mickey, Syd and Silver, and my son s red pony Hot Wheels We have utility cats and not enough dogs.I have no idea what inspires my stories They aren t inspired, they re written it s work If you ask me this question in public I ll give you some sort of answer, but it won t be the truth The truth is, I have no idea.


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    1. As a child I was what one might call a selective reader Selective in that I studiously avoided any and all works of fiction that might conceivably be considered depressing Bridge to Terabithia I ll have none please Island of the Blue Dolphins Pass Jacob Have I Loved Not in this lifetime Lord only knows what caused a book to be labeled depressing in my eyes before I d even read it I think I went by covers alone Books picturing kids staring out into the vast nothingness of the universe were of lit [...]

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    2. I know it seems like I ve been tremendously lucky lately, what with all the four star ratings I ve been giving, but it s only because and I ve done this for the whole month of March anytime a book bores me, I put it aside and never get back to it Good, bad Remains to be seen That being said, THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE was extraordinary and didn t bore me one bit No wonder it won so many awards It s a refreshing middle grade historical fiction book that deserves to be read by adults as well It s [...]

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    3. I am a 10 year old girl and I read this for school I loved it so much and I hope there is a sequel If there is another book I will definitely read it and I would recommend this book to everyone that likes books about not giving up Happy reading Rating one million stars

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    4. Awww, this is such a cute heartwarming WWII story My cold dead heart warmed like a whole 3 degrees and that is amazing I loved the visual writing and the copious amounts of scones and the adorable protagonist, Ada British books though Omg They are nice My only slightly sad face goes to the fact that it was really very slow Would 9 year old me have liked this Eh I honestly think I would ve been bored BUT LET S HAVE A LIKES VS DISLIKES LIST SHALL WE Yes, we shall L I K E S Ada and her little broth [...]

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    5. Call me dumpling, if this isn t a Newbery contender for 2016 The historical details, character development, tight plot, and rich layered themes make this firecracker sizzle Ten year old Ada has a clubfoot and is kept locked in her family s one bedroom apartment while her six year old brother, Jaimie, roams free in London, England Mam hits her two children and punishes Ada by locking her in the cabinet under the sink World War II is about to happen, and parents are sending children to the country [...]

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    6. Not bad for a middle grade novel Not bad at all A beautiful and heartwarming story about overcoming emotional and physical abuse, and learning to accept unconditional love from yourself and from others Takes place during World War II in London This novel doesn t pull punches or try to sugar coat the harshness of life The War That Saved My Life will tug at your heartstrings, and reaffirm your faith in the kindness of strangers Enjoy

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    7. 4.5 stars I don t know what to say, she said, after a pause I don t want to tell you a lie, and I don t know the truth It was maybe the most honest thing anyone had ever said to me.Man this book really packed in the feels There were moments where I felt like I had been punched with emotion The War That Saved My Life is about Ada, a young girl with a deformed foot whose mother kept her inside all her life When London fears Hitler will start bombing it, all the children are sent to the countryside [...]

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    8. You did a good job taking care of Jamie, Susan said But it was a big job, and you shouldn t have had to do it So now you can relax I can take care of you You don t have to fight so hard Argh I think I m crying Yup What a wonderful, emotional, thought provoking book, and written for middle schoolers Lately I ve realized that what I appreciate most in a book is when the author gives the reader some credit, and doesn t dump emotions all over the page or over explain writing techniques Especially wi [...]

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    9. Every one of my friends who has just come out of the woodwork to say how much they love this book is DEAD TO ME.Why Because I literally do not remember one of them telling me that I MUST READ THIS IMMEDIATELY, and they should have I remember a bit of buzz around it as Newbery season rolled around I remember there being no surprise when it was named as an honor book So I dutifully bought it, read the first page, thought, UGH, HOW HORRIBLE and put it aside The sequel just came out and everyone I k [...]

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    10. Okay, this has been done before and has lots of stock characters the disabled abused child who gets away from a bad situation and blossoms, the adorable younger sibling who needs to be protected, the unlikely guardian who doesn t want them, but learns to love them.Yet it s fresh and new and I stayed up till well past my bedtime reading it, and I DIDN T WANT IT TO BE OVER In other words, it s really, really good and I thank Edelweiss for my digital ARC.

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    11. NossaNem sei por onde come ar Pelo menos eu j fiz um v deo grandinho sobre esse livro onde eu consegui dizer muita coisa do que eu senti fazendo essa suficiente Eu confesso pra voc s, sendo 100% sincero, mesmo tendo trabalho junto da Darkside para a divulga o desse livro, que eu terminei a leitura orf o Eu queria que esse livro fosse maior Eu conseguia enxergar esses personagens, a casa da Susan, os animais que ela descreve eu conseguia entender as rea es de todo mundo, e isso me deixou t o dent [...]

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    12. Ada discovers there are worse things than bombs after she escapes her Mam s cruelty during a children s evacuation of World War II London.Crippled by an untreated clubfoot and imprisoned at home by Mam, Ada has survived, but she hasn t thrived Only caring for her brother, Jamie, has made life tolerable As he grows, goes out and tells Ada about the world, her determination to enter it surges She secretly begins learning to walk and joins Jamie when Mam sends him to the country Ada narrates, recal [...]

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    13. One of the finest middle school novels I ve read in quite a while We are treated to an intense and involving reading experience guided by a strong narrator heroine in the person of evacuee Ada Smith Bradley does a particularly wonderful job of integrating vivid historic detail and emotionally believable situations The characterizations Jamie, Susan, Margaret, Mr Grimes, Mam, etc are complex and well drawn So much so that I began to long for a second novel about these people and their lives as it [...]

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    14. I can t get over how much I loved the characters in this WWII English home front story It was fascinating to me to read a book about one sibling being horribly abused by her mother while her younger sibling was treated fairly regularly Ada seemed really realistic to me, brimming with emotions and occasionally volatile Susan, their steadfast caretaker, was complicated, too, still mourning the loss of her good friend , a woman named Becky whom she lived with Ms Baker shows how these characters gro [...]

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    15. uma hist ria linda, triste, cheia de inoc ncia, descobertas e supera es Situada na Segunda Guerra Mundial, o livro narrado pela Ada, uma garota que, aos dez anos, nunca tinha sa do de casa porque a m e a proibia Com a chegada da Guerra, ela v a oportunidade de fugir com o irm o e se livrar dos maus tratos Um mundo completamente novo se abre pra ela, que agora precisa usar toda a for a e a determina o pra conseguir se manter viva Mais um da s rie livros que deixam seu cora o quentinho 3

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    16. One of the best historical fiction books for this age range I ve ever read listened to Narrator was fantastic, characters were perfectly done, and the pacing was on point An incredible story of a brother and sister during WWII Will make my Best Books of 2015 list for sure.

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    17. OKAY SO THIS WAS GOOD I just think it wasn t really for me I did REALLYYY enjoy it, and I ll probably read the second book, because this was well written, and it had a fantastic cast of characters, and it was sincere and honest even though it was secular and I didn t agree with ALL of it , and I REALLY SHOULD HAVE ENJOYED IT MORE But the plot In my opinion, the plot sagged a little There wasn t a whole lot going on in here The book was slooow moooviiing and I found it super easy to put down I di [...]

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    19. Sometimes a book proves so breathtakingly beautiful and poignant that words fail that would be The War That Saved My Life Author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has crafted an unforgettable coming of age novel that launches at the cusp of the beginning of the Second World War Ada Smith so neglected that she doesn t really know her age nor her birthday has been kept in a one room flat over a pub her entire life Her abusive mother has never sent her to school, ashamed of Ada s club foot she s hardly mo [...]

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    20. It was my first read ofKimberly Brubaker Bradley and she won my heart The War that saved my life was absolutely breathtaking and one of the best book I ve ever read While reading this book, I felt so submerged into all characters that it was hard to remember I was not Ada or Susan Sometimes I was Susan, who was a melancholic soul and didn t want anyone in her life, for she was completely absorbed by sorrow of her loss and sometimes I was Ada, a ten years old little girl, who was fighting her own [...]

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    21. The Wall Street Journal, New York Public Library and Publishers Weekly have all featured The War That Saved My Life on best of lists and it s not hard to see why.Heart warming and disarming, The War That Saved My Life, is a must read Nine year old Ada escapes from the suffocating control of her mother, and embarks on an exciting yet dangerous journey set against the background of the World War II This charming book was number one on the New York Times bestseller s list for middle grade children [...]

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    22. I feel like I really must be missing something with this one Newbery Honor, great reviews, but to me it just felt like a story that s been done to death, with nothing really fresh Neglected London child evacuated for safety to the country, placed with grouchy hermit, blooms and brings new joy and community integration to grouchy hermit Good Night, Mr Tom all over again Only not nearly as well done Our protagonist here, Ada, is not just horribly abused, but also crippled due to her mother s negle [...]

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    23. The War that Saved My Life is by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley I was incredibly excited to read there is a sequel coming in October This book was so touching It really moved me It made me appreciate my loving mother and father in a way I need to do often The first part of the book starts off on a bit of a depressing note But then, when Ada escapes with Jamie, it gets a little bit happier The siblings are in a nice home with a nice lady, and Ada has a pony to ride But both siblings definitely have t [...]

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    24. This was just such an astonishingly clear eyed and empathetic book about abuse and trauma and survival that I had to check that it really is for middle grade readers There are things I wish had had detail or nuance, such as the class issues or what Ada s friend Stephen s very different experience meant to him, but those are tiny nits among a sea of praise.I loved the way the author showed the different ways the trauma of their life in London affected both Ada and her brother Jamie, and I loved [...]

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    25. I picked this up at the library several weeks back, mainly for one of my older children but also because I ve seen many good reviews about it As I worked my way through my very large stack of books this was the final one I kept waiting to see if anyone in my house would pick it up but they all had several other books in their hands so I was glad because it is due and I really wanted to read it before I have to return it.I have always had this strange fascination obsession with anything World War [...]

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    26. I m not crying, YOU RE crying OMG you guys This book is so freaking good Ada is a tween girl born with a club foot living in a flat in London with her horrible mother and little brother Jamie Because her mother is basically a monster, she s never left the flat This changes when all the children from the city are sent to the country for the start of WWII Ugh It s so heartbreaking and beautiful I ve never seen child trauma portrayed so skillfully I thought it would be a hard read to get through, b [...]

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    27. Books like this one for children, ones about just being a kid and living life, don t come around too much any I was really surprised by just how inspirational and creative The War that Saved My Life was, and I could see it going down as one of the popular books out there for younger readers.

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    28. Pulled into the parking lot on this wintry afternoon with one CD left to go Did I go into the store or shiver in my truck to hear the end I m still cold Totally worth it.

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    29. Absolutely breathtaking.The War That Saved My Life was phenomenal An incredibly emotional and poignant read about one girl and the life she believes she deserves Her mothers emotional and physical abuse due to her malformation from birth, nine year old Ada survives on dinner scraps and caring for younger brother James She crawls around her one room apartment, not daring to attempt to stand for the fear of another beating at the hands of her mother, keeping the young girl compliant by threatening [...]

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    30. Amazing amazing amazing book I had thought that it is going to be about WWII, but this is not the most important part of the story It is a story about redemption, a story about learning to love, a story about how love looks like and feels like Learning to love is sometime a very hard thing to do, and to fix after years of lack of it.Ada s mom is a terrible person, she hates her, and is ashamed about having a crippled daughter She wants her to disappear, and in the meanwhile at least to lock her [...]

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