The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won

When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. What is she?World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the...

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Title:The War I Finally Won
Author:Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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The War I Finally Won Reviews

  • Abby Johnson

    I *loved* The War That Saved My Life and friends, this is a worthy sequel. 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 pleasures. But I would spend all the time in

    I *loved* The War That Saved My Life and friends, this is a worthy sequel. 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 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 it publishes. If you love character-driven historical fiction, you will not want to miss this!

  • DaNae

    Whoa, one of the few books of this year I longed to return to and mourned its end. Ada's prickly voice shines. Lady Thorton more than makes up for the one-note Mam of the first book. A thornier Marrila Cuthbert.

  • Scott Fillner

    Trying to put this review into words is so difficult. The story, the characters, the history...it was 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 put 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.

  • Vikki VanSickle

    THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE is a hard act to follow but I think I have liked this follow-up even more! 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 was particularly touched by the portrayal of Lady Thornton, forced to live in close quarters with Ada and her new family, who

    THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE is a hard act to follow but I think I have liked this follow-up even more! 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 was particularly touched by the portrayal of Lady Thornton, forced to live in close quarters 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!

  • Kirsten

    A perfect historical novel. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley seamlessly combines WWII realities--ration books, fire watching, displaced Jewish Germans in the village (or the home), Anderson shelters, Land Girls, air raids, secrecy--with the fictional story of Ada and Jamie, orphans after their mother's death during the London Blitz, struggling to embrace and accept an unexpected, unconventional, long-suffering and ultimately supportive family. Great writing, wonderful story arc, simply beautiful.

    With a

    A perfect historical novel. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley seamlessly combines WWII realities--ration books, fire watching, displaced Jewish Germans in the village (or the home), Anderson shelters, Land Girls, air raids, secrecy--with the fictional story of Ada and Jamie, orphans after their mother's death during the London Blitz, struggling to embrace and accept an unexpected, unconventional, long-suffering and ultimately supportive family. Great writing, wonderful story arc, simply beautiful.

    With a second reading for our mother/daughter book group, this novel is still as amazing and beautifully crafted as the first time through. Maybe even more so! One of my favorite two-book middle reader series of all time! Love, love, LOVE this book. Read it.

  • Eve

    I'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 perspective of a young girl evacuated from East End London. Though she's

    I'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 perspective of a young girl evacuated from East End London. Though she's healed physically, the internal struggles with fear and anger Ada is in the 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

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    can. I hope deep down that there will be a sequel to the sequel. One can dream, can't they?

  • Jessica

    Bawled my way through this one as well. Happy and sad, and adds a new dimension (or two) to Ada's war. (Both her 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

    Bawled my way through this one as well. Happy and sad, and adds a new dimension (or two) to Ada's war. (Both her 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!

  • Raquel Moritz

    CHOREI BALDES, mas baldes mesmo, com essa continuação, escrita de maneira tão delicada e verdadeira. O amadurecimento da Ada e as coisas que ela precisa enfrentar pra aprender a viver livre de verdade, aprender a vencer a guerra dentro dela, é digno de nota. Vale cada página <3

  • Melina Souza

    Resenha no canal:

    :D

    Amei!

    Chorei!

    Feliz por saber o que aconteceu com Ada depois do primeiro volume.

  • ☘Misericordia☘  ✺❂❤❣

    The War I Finally Won (The War That Saved My Life, #2) 

    A very cool kids' book. :P

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    You can know things all you like, but that doesn’t mean you believe them. (c)

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    Mam 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. (c)

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    The 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 shipwrecke

    The War I Finally Won (The War That Saved My Life, #2) 

    A very cool kids' book. :P

    Q:

    You can know things all you like, but that doesn’t mean you believe them. (c)

    Q:

    Mam 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. (c)

    Q:

    The 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. (c)

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    When things were very bad I could go away in my head, to a place where no one could touch me. I went away to Butter’s pasture, to galloping through the green fields on Butter— (c)

    Q:

    I 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. (c)

    Q:

    A 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)

    Q:

    “Keep going,” Susan said. “The only way out of this is straight through." (с)

    Q:

    “I needed a doll a long time ago,” I said. “It’s too late for me to have one now.” (c)

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    I’d survived Christmas. That was gift enough. (c)

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    On one side hills 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. (c)

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    If I started letting myself feel afraid I would never be able to stop. (c)

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    What’s right and what’s permitted are sometimes different things. (c)

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    I’d become the person I’d longed to be. (c)

    Q:

    I 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)

    Q:

    “If only the blackout didn’t have to be black.”

    “It doesn’t,” I said, in sudden realization. “Not on the inside.” (c)

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    He couldn’t say, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t try to ferret it out of him. (c)

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