The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won

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Extent: 304pp

Format: paperback

ISBN: 9781911231165

Reading Age: 14+

Rights: UK & Comm: Text Publishing

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.

PRAISE FOR KIMBERLY BRUBAKER BRADLEY AND THE WAR I FINALLY WON

‘Achingly lovely…Nuanced and emotionally acute.’ Wall Street Journal

‘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

‘An inimitable, robust, yet lyrically written bildungsroman. Its gentle humour is poignant and heartwarming.’ Australian

‘Ada’s transformation from an angry young woman into a confident lady is imaginatively drawn.’ Australian Women’s Weekly