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The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Reviewed by Rhea Bhatia



The War That Saved My Life is a historical fiction book during WWII. Ada Smith is 10 years old, and has a club foot. Her mom is embarrassed about how it looks, and because of this she is abused and neglected by her birth mother, serving as a housekeeper in the apartment she’s never allowed to leave. When WWIIcomes to London, Jamie is sent by their mother to escape, but Ada is not. Jamie helps Ada sneak out and walk to the trains, where they end up in a village in Kent. In Kent, a woman named Susan Smith takes Ada and Jamie in. Susan provides food, water, and a place to live for them. While there, Ada discovers a love for riding horses which gives her a new freedom of movement, as she had difficulty walking and getting around before. Follow along as Ada and Jamie live with Susan and have many fun and suspenseful adventures in book two - The War I Finally Won

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