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
Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
Golden Kite Award

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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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Review by LordOfTheReads

This book was pretty good!

Sep 30, 2023 01:55 PM
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Review by Fergus17

Kinda boring

Sep 22, 2023 07:06 PM
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The War I Finally Won

Review by Sandrik

This is a very inspiring book about a girl named Ada as she survived the war with hope still left in her heart. But even though there were some loses there were also some wins. She also had some friends and family (Susan, Jamie, Lady Thornton, Ruth and Maggie) So all I can say this is an awesome book.

Sep 15, 2023 05:43 PM
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Good read

Review by Snakes

A little confusing at times. Going to read the first book now, maybe it'll help.

Sep 05, 2023 01:13 PM
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One of the best books ever!

Review by Shify

I loved this book its long and really interesting

Aug 16, 2023 11:54 PM