Sunday, June 23, 2019

"The War that Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The kids and I devoured this story. I wasn't sure that my 8 year old son would get into it but he loved it. This is the story of Ada and her brother Jamie who were sent (along with many other children) to live in the country at the start of WWII to avoid the bombings that they feared would be eminent in London. Susan, the woman that Jamie and Ada are placed with never wanted children and isn't thrilled about this situation. Themes of family ties (both good and bad), overcoming obstacles and persevering even when times are hard.

Enjoyable by kids and parents: Yes
Kids chose reading over extra screen time: Always
Offensive Language: None
Violence: Some (the mother is abusive and people die during bombings)
Age Range: 8 and up

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