Trying to ut this review into words is so difficult The story "The Characters The Historyit "characters the historyit all done SO well Kimberly allows us to see Ada to her core She begins to help us understand the impact of neglect and abuse the gravity of war and depth of beginning to understand a concept that is too deep to ut into a simple conversation with children I cannot highly recommend this book enough I cannot wait for Ss to have this book in their hands come October A wonderful addition to my favorite Middle Grade book ever The War That Saved My LifeYou get to continue on with Ada and Jamie in this seuel They finally have a ermanent home with the amazing Susan Great characters an amazing story and a fantastic audio book narrator Jayne Entwistle Six stars for this second and final book in the series I wish I had time to write a review This book has everything First it is a age turner The characters are so real that I don t think I will ever forget them even with my insomnia brain The writing is simple and beautiful This is the kind of book that makes me glad that I don t worry too much about who the audience is when I choose my next read because there are
some extraordinarily talented writers out there writing for YA and middle grades and this author is extraordinarily talented writers out there writing for YA and middle grades and this author is of them The themes are numerous and include what it means to be art of a family non traditional families love of all kinds loss and grief what it means to be at war and how do you know who the enemy is when you are at war because it s not always simple faith and belief friendship trust coming of age and so many other things I m being careful not to bring in any type of spoiler here I switched between the audiobook and the aper book as I do with almost everything I read The narrator is Jayne Entwistle who wasn t my favorite narrator at the beginning because I associate her with the Flavia de Luce character who is a know it all and the voice she uses here for the main character Ada is the same one she uses for Flavia Well by the second book it was working for me She changes convincingly for all of the different characters and does a beautifully moving job of conveying the mood and meaning of Brubaker s wonderful words I know that this is a series that will stay with me forever I read library copies but I ve #DECIDED TO BUY BOTH BOOKS AND SEND THEM ON #to buy both books and send them on book ring because I want them to touch many lives than just mine The first book was great but this book was stellar I will never forget these characters or their adventures There were so many teary moments in here but this is not a depressing book It is a story filled with love and with humanity and with hope I really hope Kimberly Brubaker Bradley continues this series because art of me will always be in Kent with these characters Love love love these books The War I Finally Won The War That Saved My Life 2 A very cool kids book PYou can know things all you like but that doesn t mean you believe them cMam hadn t been much for words and there was a limit to how much I could teach myself looking out the one window of our flat cThe Swiss Family Robinson got shipwrecked onto a beautiful island where everything turned out splendid for them Jamie loved the story I had always disliked it I hated it now Jamie and I were shipwrecked but we hadn t been rescued after all We hadn t reached an island We were still struggling not to drown in the storm tossed sea cWhen things were very bad I could go away in my head to a Filthy Rich Boys (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep, place where no one could touch me I went away to Butter sasture to galloping through the green fields on Butter cI tried to speak but no words came I choked and then I was sobbing and Susan rocked me back and forth back and forth as if I was a little baby as if she loved me as if she always had cA Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit place to go and think about her To think about the good memories I would have to think hard to find any good memories c Keep going Susan said The only way out of this is straight through I needed a doll a long time ago I said It s too late for me to have one now cI d survived Christmas That was gift enough cOn one side hil. Ada and her younger brother Jamie now have aermanent home with their loving legal guardian Susan Smith Although Jamie adapts easily Ada still struggles with the aftermath of her old life and how to fit into her new life World War II continues and forces the small community to come together and rely on one another Ada has never been interested in getting to know her friend’s family especially Maggie’.
Read The War I Finally WonLs rose covered in brown winter grass On the other the ocean spread flat and clean I took a deep breath and filled my lungs with the scent of the ocean I felt the wind on my face The sky seemed safe cIf I started letting myself feel afraid I would never be able to stop cWhat s right and what s ermitted are sometimes different things cI d become the Nanny by Chance person I d longed to be cI stored this information in my head in the bulging file titled Things I Wished I Didn t Know It included what it felt like to walk on a clubfoot for ten years and what it sounded like to have your mother say she never wanted to see you again c If only the blackout didn t have to be black It doesn t I said in sudden realization Not on the inside cHe couldn t say but that didn t mean we couldn t try to ferret it out of him c This stories continues just where The War That Saved My Life finished Having loved the first book so much I was surprised that the seuel was just as good if not enjoyable we were so excited to have the chance to read about these wonderful characters This story continues with the characters lives during WWII the book spans a couple of years we learn about characters from the last book and a new character Ruth joins the family Susan continues to be a wonderful mother and helps Ada with love and understanding to work through herroblems We see heartache from the war and although Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in New Zealand parts are very hard to read aloud despite the sadness and loss the book is uplifting andositiveThere are some wonderful animal characters in this story and those who love horses will find so much enjoy in this book We enjoyed the details of WWII life the food rationing the meals they ate the war work the villagers did It was enjoyable to read about a time when eople of all classes came together for once and had shared experiencesWe loved this story from the first age it is a real John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles page turner and there was noart of the book that was dull or uninteresting We haven t found any other recently written books that we have enjoyed anywhere near a much as these two Perhaps it was because we have a US copy but we were slightly suprised how many American words where used that wouldn t have been used by an English speaker candy gasoline fall ants uit gotten to name a few I remember but a small oint that didn t in anyway spoil the enjoyment of a really wonderful story Highly recommended for any age This seuel starts right up where book 1 left off the 2 books make up 1 story I think it keeps getting better and better I do think it s important to read book 1 before reading book 2I stayed up very late to finish reading All the way through it was a hard book to Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 put down It s aage turnerI m considering adding it to my favorites shelf It s definitely a solid 5 star book for me How often is a seuel even better than the first book Here it is and I also gave the first book 5 starsIt s a masterfully and beautifully told story It has an incredibly appealing voice in the main character narrator Ada and a writing style that I loveAll the characters are brought vividly to life The Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders plot and itsacing is Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards perfectionI loved the newly introduced character Ruth and enjoyed the increased depth to many other charactersarticularly the adults I continue to love Susan a nearly Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, perfect natural therapist and mother and appreciate how she s shown as flawed and not actuallyerfect I loved how one thing about her Places of Performance past was resolvedAda is a great character to root for and I did This account shows a healing from trauma that is realistically shown optimistic but not at all unrealistic The singleage author s note at the back talks about two aspects of WWII that were a bit cryptically woven into the story and was a welcome addition It s a must read additional age
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Including WWII And ItsWWII and its and the realities of civilian life during the war the Holocaust child abuse and neglect traumatic loss adult sexual and romantic relationships far off. S mother the formidable Lady Thorton However circumstances bring them in close roximity along with other unexpected characters Ada comes face to face with another German This time she isn’t sure what she should do How can she help the ones she loves and keep them safe Ada’s first story The War that Saved My Life won a Newbery Honor the Schneider Family Book Award and the Josette Frank Award in addi. The age and other such things
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Children S Book Buts book but is though unlike the first one I think it is also a young adult book although it s one that I think can be enjoyed by all ages Both books are all ages appropriate and I think will appeal to some adults who don t normally read books for younger readers Highly recommended for readers who enjoy any of the following coming of age stories stories about WWII especially as it impacted England and the Jews horse lovers cat lovers family stories including atypical family stories orphan stories and stories where both child an adult characters grow and change in a realistic wayI loved so many Treasures of Darkness parts in this book I found so many things meaningful One fun and creative thing I thoroughly enjoyed bottom half ofage 294second Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) page in chapter 47 in the US hardcover edition was view spoiler I loved how Ada realized the black outs did not have to be gloomy black on the inside and how the kidsainted the insides to match how the outside of the houses looked without the black outs on bringing naturethe outsidelight back into the house and making the rooms look much cheerful hide spoiler I loved The War That Saved My Life and friends this is a worthy seuel I am in awe of Kimberly Bradley s ability to create characters that are so real feeling emotions that are so raw that the reader can t help but feel them too The growth and development of these characters through the story is masterful I just loved it I wished it was longer which was a thing I NEVER wish because finishing a book and marking it as read is one of my great Menopause and the Mind pleasures But I would spend all the time in the world with Ada Read the first one first You need to And it is also awesome so why would you skip it But then scoop this one up in October when itublishes If you love character driven historical fiction you will not want to miss this Bawled my way through this one as well Happy and sad and adds a new dimension or two to Ada s war Both her Software (The Body Electric Book 4) personal war and the actual war with Germany So interesting to see what it was like for children on the ground in England So much is written or at least most of what I ve read is either about children in America or in Germany So interesting to see how far along the war was for England before the US joined and their attitude toward Hitler and the Germans And of course the story of the new hatched almost family of Ada Jamie and Susan sobs uncontrollably It s just so good THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE is a hard act to follow but I think I have liked this follow up even The bonds of family and friendship are tested and strengthened again as the war continues to wreak havoc on Ada s life Bradley does not shy away from writing about Ada s anger and confusion and her supporting cast is fully realized and allowed story arcs of their own I wasarticularly touched by the Internet Marketing Essentials portrayal of Lady Thornton forced to live in close uarters with Ada and her new family who has moments of utter ignorance and borderline cruelty yet grew into one of my favourite characters at the end There is a touch of Frances Hodgson Burnett about this duology not to be missed Love isn t as rare as you think it isYou can love all sorts ofeople in all sorts of ways Nor is love in any way dangerousI ve devoured this series within a week of discovering it and now don t know what to do with myself Thoroughly enjoyable and edifying I would eat it if I could I loved all of the historical elements that Bradley weaved into this story an account of war in the English countryside from the Internet Marketing Revealed perspective of a young girl evacuated from East End London Though she s healedhysically the internal struggles with fear and anger Ada is in the Email Advertising Crash Course process of overcoming were written in such a charming manner I forgot many times that I was reading a middle grade novel Pssssh This hit a heart spot in the way only shows like Home Fires Call the Midwives and Anne with an E can I hope deep down that there will be a seuel to the seuel One can dream can t theyYou can know things all you like and someday you might believe them. Tion to appearing on multiple best of the year lists This second marvelous volume continues Ada’sowerful uplifting storyAda is for the ages as is this book Wonderful Kirkus starred reviewFans of the first book will love the seuel even SLJ starred reviewBradley sweeps us up even as she moves us to tears The Horn Book starred reviewPerceptive satisfying will stay with readers PW starred revi.