Book Review – The War That Saved My Life

So today I’m here to give you my ideas and opinions on the book by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley,

The War That Saved My Life

So the way I came across this book was (as most of you know), I competed in Nashville’s Battle of The Books, and if you want to read more about that, click HERE!

Anyways, this was my favorite book out of the twenty we read, and I thought I’d tell ya about it.

Before we give opinions, here’s the summary that’s in the sleeve to give you some background knowledge

Ten-Year-Old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother, Jamie, is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute-

She sneaks out to join him.

So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German Spies, she begins to trust Susan— and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be able to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the hands of their cruel mother?

So yea there’s the book sleeve summary of this book, now it’s


The first time I read this book I was surprised by how interested I got in the story. I thought it was just going to be, go in, memorize the facts, and leave. But no. I was pulled in and I instantly mentally added the book to the list of books that I hoped to own. 

The characters in the book, as with many of my favorite books, make you feel like your right there, as if your them, and you are experiencing what they are. Sometimes I would come home, pick up one of my favorite books, and have a bad d from storms to blue-skies, because in the book the character was happy. This is the power of good writing, and Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is possesses this power.

On the Riley Scale of 1-10 I give this book a 



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