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In The War I Finally Won, set in Britain during World War II, Ada and her brother move from London with their guardian Susan to live with Lady Thornton, her daughter, and Ruth, a German girl who is also Jewish. Touching on loss, hardship, and accepting that different is not bad, The War I Finally Won continues Ada's story from the award winning book The War That Saved My Life.
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A New York Times bestseller Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant 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--damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She's not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now? World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy? As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save? Ada's first story, The War that Saved My Life, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second masterwork of historical fiction continues Ada's journey of family, faith, and identity, showing us that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the courage to make the right choice.
"Honest . . . Daring." --The New York Times
"Stunning." --The Washington Post
★ "Ada is for the ages--as is this book. Wonderful." --Kirkus, starred review
★ "Fans of the first book will love the sequel even more." --SLJ, starred review
★ "Bradley sweeps us up . . . even as she moves us to tears." --The Horn Book, starred review
★ "Perceptive . . . satisfying . . . will stay with readers." --PW, starred review
About the Author
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley lives on a forty-two-acre farm in Bristol, Tennessee. She is the author of several books for children, including Leap of Faith, Jefferson's Sons, and the Newbery Honor book The War that Saved My Life.