The War that Saved My Life
Publish date: 2015-01-08
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, World War II
Ada has a crippled leg and is forced by her mother to never be seen in public. A war is coming and everybody sends their children away for safety. Ada's mother doesn't want her to leave, so Ada escapes with her brother and tries to escape the war and her mother.
In the end it was the combination of the two, the end of my little war against Jamie, and the start of the big war, Hitler's war, that set me free. - Chapter 1 She was not a nice person, but she cleaned up the floor. She was not a nice person, but she bandaged my foot in a white piece of cloth, an...
I really, really, really liked this one–there were parts that made me cry, although I persist in thinking that the German spy subplot is just a Bit Too Much. I suspect that thinking too much about it as historical fiction might cause issues, but for me the heart of the story is really about Ada and ...
The War That Saved My Life is deservedly getting a lot of attention. It is a Newbury Honor Book (runner-up for the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature) one of two book for readers ages 11-13 given the Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an...
The War That Saved My Life is powerful. This audio book won the odyssey award and I knew I had to listen to it. And I loved it. All of it. The story line, the setting, the characters and the narrator all fit together so well. Ada has spent most of her life stuck inside because she's a cripple and...