The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Hello! My name is Tess and I am 12 years old. I live in Ketchum and love to ski, bike, fish, and get lost in my books.
In The War That Saved My Life, the struggles young Ada went through were like nothing you could ever imagine. In this sad, hair-raising novel you will experience the troubles of having a disability in a difficult living environment. When you open up the pages of this beautifully written book you might question whether you’ll want to read it, but once you start you’ll crave more.
Ada suffers from clubfoot, a medical condition that prevents the foot from being flat on the ground. She has never been treated fairly or kindly until she runs away and meets Susan, a loving, single woman with no experience with children. Susan cares for Ada and her brother Jamie and teaches them that there is more to life than a small apartment flat. Ada finds a love for horses and meets some friends along the way, and she learns more about her past as her future doesn’t seem so bright. As Ada becomes more involved with the real world, you will want less of it, so you can read this breathtaking novel.