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The War I Finally Won

By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Historical Fiction

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+

385 pages

Penguin Random House

Average Rating: (39 Ratings)

Really good book!
Submitted 8/9/2019 by booklover1

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was the second book in the series. I think if I would've read the first one first, I would've understood more of the plot. I thought Susan was really warm, and it was really nice of her to take in Ada and James. I recommend this book!

Submitted 8/1/2019 by outdoorgirl2

This is an amazing book! This is my favorite PJ our way book I've gotten. I definitely recommend this book!

great
Submitted 7/10/2019 by dancerfriend

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this is a great book although it is hard to understand if you haven't read the first book otherwise READ IT!

Really GREAT Read!!!!!!!!
Submitted 7/3/2019 by RMSSS

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I read the first book which is The War That Saved My Life. If you read that first it makes sense and it is EXTREMELY GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REALLY GOOD
Submitted 7/3/2019 by rustybeagle

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

It is amazing Loved it.

Really depressing and sad 😥😿
Submitted 6/8/2019 by barngirlart

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

It was really sad and I like sad stuff but, if you like to learn about what it’s like when a war is going on I would highly recommend this book for you !
😥😰😭😢☹️

Really good.........
Submitted 6/6/2019 by Redbird9

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is a good book because it’s set when Hitler was invading Europe. It wasn’t like a laugh out loud funny book or an “I’m not kidding” book. But a nice good read book. So yeah. Cool beans!!

Submitted 6/5/2019 by PJreader602

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was really good. It hooked me in as soon as I read it. I Even read the whole series. It was realistic and helped my background knowledge grow.

i loved it
Submitted 6/5/2019 by whatyousay

Awesome!
Submitted 6/4/2019 by Jlwex623

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This is a second book of the story The War That Saved My Life. The statement Invincible Ada really sums up the book.

This book is really good you should read it!
Submitted 6/3/2019 by cocoluc16

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was very interesting and amazing.

really interesting!
Submitted 5/10/2019 by Bootsncahoots

I loved this book!

I liked the book and in my opinion it is so interesting that you could read it a thousand times and it would still be interesting. It tells you about being brave. I think most people would love it.

SO AMAZING!!!!!!!
Submitted 5/8/2019 by 2009dancer

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I loved this book! I could not put it down! I love how Ada changes throughout the book and learns so many important lessons! i would recommend this book to people ages 10 and up. I felt so with the character all most like I could feel her feelings. Loved, Loved, LOVED it!!!!!!

so good!!
Submitted 5/5/2019 by EllieBoo

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

One note, to anyone who wants this book: READ THE FIRST ONE!!!! It is a sequel to another book. it is harder to understand when it stands alone.

The best!
Submitted 5/2/2019 by Happypenguin

I read the first book in this series The War I Finally Won right before this boom came out, a couple years ago. I really liked it and couldn’t wait for it to come out. I read and really liked hearing the rest of Ada’s story. When I saw that PJ Ou Way offered this book I was really excited! I recommend this book to anyone.

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/30/2019 by IRead4Fun

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was amazing and I would like to recommend it to someone else.

Amazing!
Submitted 4/6/2019 by hrs2008

If you like the kind of book that makes you cry at times but smile at other times, I highly recommend this book!

This book won 6 stars, not normal 5, just amazing 6. Loved it.
Submitted 4/5/2019 by angelkitty

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

No way this book aint good. its too good. loved it! i also read the first one so, thumbs up on both!
Very good and very very emotional

Awesome Book!
Submitted 4/5/2019 by EDanceGirl

This book was great! I recommend reading the first book, The War That Saved My Life first, because they are both such great books. READ THIS BOOK!

Great Book!
Submitted 4/4/2019 by ilovemypinky

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I liked this book because I learned more about World War II.
I also liked it because it talks about friendship and family!

Intense suspense
Submitted 4/2/2019 by Monkey17

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Do you like suspense? Then you will be eating this book up! There is really food for thought throughout this incredible story of ups and downs. This is a must read! If you haven`t read the first book, you will want to read "The War that Saved my Life". Check out these amazing books!

awesome
Submitted 4/1/2019 by msonic

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

loved it

Submitted 3/3/2019 by zoegrace

I was very inspired by the great things Ada did. I was intrigued by the situation with Ruth. This book is definitely worth reading.

What a bore
Submitted 2/10/2019 by SDIAkidz3

This book was just OK

This book was not worth the read.

This book is sooo amazing, I've read it around 20 times!!!
Submitted 2/10/2019 by artemis2007

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This is the sequel to the war that saved my life (another amazing book), and you get to learn more about Ada and Jamie. It's an amazing way to learn about the Holocaust through the perspective of a young girl. This book also taught me about the importance of staying true to yourself and your beliefs.

So good!
Submitted 2/8/2019 by artgirl11

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I’ve read the first and second book, they were some of my favorites about World War II. I didn’t really have an interest in reading books about the war at first, but these changed my mind. I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about World War II.

Stunning!
Submitted 2/7/2019 by sarahj2

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

All I'm going to say is this:
It was an amazing book if you like, well anything!

Amazing! 😊
Submitted 2/5/2019 by CoolStripesDude

This book takes place in England during WWll. the main character, Ada, has clubfoot and is living with Susan Smith, her kind guardian, who lives in the countryside and takes care of Ada and her brother Jamie during the war. Ada, Jamie, and Susan move into a small cottage with Lady Thornton, a wealthy woman with strong opinions about the war. When a sixteen year-old jewish refugee from Germany moves in with them, Lady Thornton is angry 😡. In this book, Ada learns more about friendship, family, and religion

THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ
Submitted 2/4/2019 by Singeranddancer

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I LOVED THIS BOOK
it was really good

Love it
Submitted 2/4/2019 by tuggy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book it's soooooooooooooooo good! A must read!

So amazing!!!!
Submitted 2/4/2019 by Cake

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Loved this book! If you are interested in world war two you will love this book. If you are considering this book make sure to check out the first book the war that saved my life. It's a lot better if you read the first book first.

I LOVE IT!
Submitted 2/4/2019 by Tjs314

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I love this book because I didn't want to put it down. It was a real page turner. if you like this book then I would recommend The War That Saved my Life.

Love this book
Submitted 2/3/2019 by SonicBlue

Very sad and happy with a great storyline

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/2/2019 by HorseCrazyGirl

I loved this book!

This is the best book ever!!!!!!! I've already read it like 200000000 times!!!!!!!

Deep read!
Submitted 2/1/2019 by Ilovemydog

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Amazing book! I would recommend this book to someone who likes history. A little bit sad/scary. But overall very good book!

The best book ever!!!!
Submitted 2/1/2019 by lexigirl

Thumbs up!

this book is so emotional and amazing! such a great book!!!! you should totally read it!!!

Awesome book
Submitted 2/1/2019 by DinosaursAreAwesome

This book is really good, but if you select it I’d suggest waiting to read it and reading it's prequel first.

So Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/1/2019 by LunaLovegood28

This is an amazing book! Like someone else said, this book can stand alone, but I definately would recomend reading the first book first. (the first book doesn't have any jewish content, so I don't think it will be a choice for PJOW)

This is an Amazing Must-Read!
Submitted 2/1/2019 by NationalDesignTeam

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.)

-Yona, 11, National Design Team

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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Author of The War I Finally Won


Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has loved books and chemistry since she was a kid. After college, she started medical school but realized after six weeks that what she really wanted was to be a writer. She has two grown-up children and lives on a 52-acre farm in Tennessee with her husband, some horses, a dog, and a lot of cats. The War I Finally Won is her seventeenth book.

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