The War I Finally Won (Ada #2)
|Author:||Kimberly Brubaker Bradley|
Like the classic heroines, Ada conquers the homefront as her World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning The War that Saved My Life.
When Ada's clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she's not what her mother said she was-crippled mentally as well as physically. She's not a daughter anymore, either. What is she?
Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? Everyone is horrified. Life becomes more complex. How can Ada keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save?
The War that Saved My Life, won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, the Josette Frank Award, and was shortlisted in the West Australian Young Readers' Book Award, 2017. This second, marvellous volume continues Ada's powerful, uplifting story.
`Ada's transformation from an angry young woman into a confident lady is imaginatively drawn.' * Australian Women's Weekly *
`An inimitable, robust, yet lyrically written bildungsroman. Its gentle humour is poignant and heartwarming.' * The Australian *
`Heartwarming, realistic and ultimately moving...A brilliant read from start to finish, The War that Saved My Life explores themes of love, loss and hope and shows that sometimes the hardest battles are the ones fought within ourselves.' * Gobblefunked *
`Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute.' * Wall Street Journal *
'Ada's voice is honest and authentic and true...A novel to curl up with on a rainy day; it took me back to the novels I read and loved as a child.' * Steph Bowe, author of Night Swimming *
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has written several historical novels for children and young adults, including the bestselling Newbery Honor Book The War that Saved My Life. She lives on a farm in Tennessee with her family.