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
Coming Apr 2022
Kirkus Starred Review
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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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I really liked this book

Review by UnicornLori

I like books about the war and this was a very good one

Apr 24, 2024 11:36 AM
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One of my favorites!

Review by TAK03

I love this book, and have read it so many times. If you have already read The War That Saved My Life you should definitely read this.

Apr 23, 2024 05:27 PM
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Review by cekiz

I liked the war I finally won because there was random events that made the book more interesting

Mar 06, 2024 05:43 PM
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So much info

Review by funsoccer

This book is so fun to read. There are all different things that are happening in the book. The book doesn't get old

Feb 07, 2024 09:04 PM
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Really good

Review by Felice

I like historical fiction and this is is one of my favorite books

Feb 01, 2024 07:59 PM