The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won

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"As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525429203
0525429204
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 22 cm

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Sequel to The War That Saved My Life, this book celebrates resilience as one girl in WWII Britain comes to terms with her abused past.


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lisajing_0
Sep 08, 2018

yeah...the first book was better but still neat blah blah blah

Berlysbooks Mar 12, 2018

An absolute gem of a book! The characters from the first book are thrown together to deal with complex situations which richly expand them and bring to the forefront the questions of warring personal identities: Who am I, who was I and who should I become?

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Olivy
Feb 10, 2018

My 12 year-old and I read this aloud to each other and found another magical story revealing itself as we progressed through the book.

We started the series (sadly there are only 2 books) with The War That Saved My Life on audio CD which was marvelous and followed it up with this book.

Combing great story telling with a personal story of two children that had rough beginnings during world war two makes for a great literary experience for children 9 and up, parents too should get a lot from this series.

JCLBeckyC Jan 23, 2018

I LOVE this book. It's even better than its predecessor, The War That Saved My Life, which is a fine book itself (and a Newbery honor book.) Bradley is a masterful storyteller. Her characters are fully developed and complex. Ada, the hero, has such a strong voice, and it’s such a gratifying read rooting her on. “I’m a tough girl,” says Ada. Yes you are! I’ve a feeling this character will inspire a new generation of tough girls for a long time to come. I'm gonna recommend this title to everyone I know.

archreads Jan 22, 2018

This is a wonderful sequel to The War That Saved My Life. I loved the history and the development of the characters and how they were impacted by the war. A story of grief, healing, love and support.

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btsdream
Dec 16, 2017

this is an amazing book, it explains things about the second world war and also explains the difficulties people in the United Kingdom had to go through. It's a real pageturner, when I first read "the war that saved my life" I was way too excited for " the war I finally won" to come out, when it finally did I got it as soon as I could, I read did it really quick, and wished there was another book.

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Nekoparfait
Dec 16, 2017

i wanna read this XD

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engine0084block
Nov 30, 2017

Every once in a while I will do some light reading. I had grabbed "The War That Saved My Life" as it sounded interesting. It was also on a topic that is usually not written about. These two novels are amazing and I have recommended them to many people. The comments that appear from other readers say it much better than I do.

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jcparrish
Nov 25, 2017

You definitely want to read The War that Saved My Life before reading this book. This directly follows the first book. If you liked the first book, you should read the second book, but the first book is definitely better.

Most of the characters from the first book continue in the second book with, a few new characters added to add variety and depth. The main new character is Ruth, a very unlikely German refugee girl sent to live with Susan Smith. Ruth adds a human element to the war, which is good, but she should have been a minor character.

More of the book should have been experiences of and character development of Ada - riding and caring for Butter - learning more about the world outside her old apartment - developing relationships - becoming more self-assured - maturing. Ada did have new experiences, did some growing up and found a way to better relate to adults and the role of parents and children, but it could have been richer material.

Overall, it was an enjoyable book, but it did not develop into its greatest potential, and for that reason I was disappointed.

ArapahoeStaff2 Nov 13, 2017

When I first heard there was a sequel to the beautiful The War that Saved my life, I was skeptical. I had hoped and hoped that the first book would end with a happy ending, how could we open that up? But life doesn't work like that. This gorgeous sequels' characters are beautiful, and deeply flawed, and courageous, and fearful, and hopeful, and joyous, and broken, and deeply complex. This is a war story, and a horse story, and a story about a girl overcoming tragedy, but most of all a story about putting yourself back together when you are broken. Highly recommend.

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