When war breaks out, Ada moves to the countryside with her younger brother and their guardian into a small cottage owned by the bossy Lady Thornton. Then Lady Thornton moves in, too, with her daughter, Maggie. With the arrival of Ruth, a German Jewish refugee, the cottage becomes even more crowded and uncomfortable. Luckily, Lady Thornton’s got beautiful horses for everyone to ride. Everyone except Ruth. Because she’s German.
Ages 10+
Pages 385
Publisher Penguin Random House
Kirkus Starred Review
Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
Golden Kite Award

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71 Reviews

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This is an Amazing Must-Read!

Review by Yona

This work of historical fiction is set in England during WWII. Eleven-year-old Ada struggles to figure out how she can help with the war efforts and protect her younger brother. She also meets Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, and their relationship is, well... complicated. If you enjoy reading about characters with exciting lives and big emotions, pick up this book!! (One last note: This is a sequel to The War That Saved My Life. This book can stand alone, but personally I recommend reading them in order.)

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The War I Finally Won

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"You can know all things you like, but that doesn't mean you believe them."

Review by meowastronomy

(Spoilers) Ada's clubfoot has been detrimental to her life and freedom. But, also to her Mum loving her. Soon enough, her scars stop bleeding (Note: I'm using "scars" as a literary device.), as her Mum gets incapacitated by bombs, but the scar is still there.

Jul 05, 2021 10:23 AM
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Review by Iz2bz

This book was amazing!!!

Jun 09, 2021 10:07 PM
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Great book!

Review by Wcbookworm

This book is SO GOOD! It is really well written, but kind of sad.

Apr 03, 2021 02:05 PM
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Review by Moshkid

This book is so, so good. There is a lot of thing that happens in a short amount of time leaving for an exciting and inspirational book.

Mar 19, 2021 04:38 PM
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Kinda Sad

Review by WWimsgirl1

This was a great book at really sad in some places.

Mar 12, 2021 11:50 AM