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

Review by AudTea

I didn’t really like the book...but that’s just my opinion on the book 📖

May 24, 2023 01:57 PM
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Read the first book prior to this

Review by Lonepinefarm

We purchased the first in the series ahead of time. It was really good and helpful to gain understanding before reading The War I Finally Won. I loved the storyline of this book.

Apr 10, 2023 10:30 PM
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It was really good.

Review by Denuni

I loved it.

Apr 02, 2023 12:32 PM
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Mar 06, 2023 03:26 PM
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Hecka good

Review by pgrace

One of the best books I’ve ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 04, 2023 11:51 PM