Young Ada Smith has never set foot outside her oneroom apartment. Her cruel mother is embarrassed by her clubfoot to even talk to anyone from the window. The war has threatened bombs to London so Ada’s mom plans to ship her son ,Jamie, out of the city for safety. Since Ada’s mother wouldn’t allow Ada to go , Ada begins a chapter of her life herself and sneaks out with Jamie.
When they reach the evacuation city nobody wants to take the two siblings to their homes. So a so-called mean Susan Smith is forced to take the children in. Ada gets to experience a new way of life. She is surrounded by people who care for and love her to guide her through her new beginning.
“The War that Saved my Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is a book that kept me on the edge of my seat with all the adventures of Ada with her friends and family.
I think that this book was also very educational about World War Two. It explained the Germans plans to attack other places throughout the book. This book made me realize how lucky I am considering how mistreated Ada was.
I would recommend this book to ages 8-11 since it isn’t a very challenging book. But, older kids will enjoy this quick and easy read as well. This book is fairly short and keeps you absorbed till the very end.