!!> KINDLE ❤ The War That Saved My Life ❧ Autore Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – Vehikool.co.uk
A Young Disabled Girl And Her Brother Are Evacuated From London To The English Countryside During World War II, Where They Find Life To Be Much Sweeter Away From Their Abusive Mother Simultaneous EBook Wow We really loved this well written book I even learned a new word, chivvying I read it to my 7 year old Actually, the entire family listened raptly during a 2 hour car trip even though my husband, mother, and older daughter only heard a portion of the middle of the book during the trip The story is just that engaging It really gives you an interesting perspective on that time in history My daughter had never heard of a newsreel so we watched some showing the evacuation of troops at Dunkirk It really made history so real for my daughter and for me too really.The book also does an amazing job of showing how the physical and emotional abuse faced by Ada and to a lesser extent Jaime, affected them and their choices My daughter and I spent a lot of time discussing why Ada acted in a certain way We often stopped and dissected the scenes even going so far as to discuss PTSD when Ada was afraid of going into the little bomb shelter that brought back the fear of being locked in the damp, crowded, bug infested cabinet under the kitchen sink in her mam s flat The author does such a great job of sharing with the reader Ada s inner turmoil and fears We also spent some time discussing Jaime s behavior and even Susan s Understanding Mam was much difficult so I just explained to my daughter that sometimes we do not understand why people do horrible things Even if we did understand Mam, it would not excuse her for the choices she made They were still her choices.One reviewer mentioned the bad language There are a few times bloody which is a bad word in the U.K but not here and hell are used The only word I edited out on the fly as I was reading to my 7 year old was sl t Mam calls Susan a lazy sl t in a fancy house I substituted cow and my daughter did not notice I also decided not to go into Susan and Becky s relationship The book says they were friends from university and that explanation was perfectly fine for my 7 year old.This is a great book packed with insights not only into the time period of war torn England from the perspective of a child but also into the timeless themes of human nature. In my opinion the topics in this book are for a mature audience The main character, Ada, a 10 year old girl, is severely abused and neglected by her mother Ada was born with a club foot While surgery could have corrected the club foot, Ada s mother chose not to forgo the surgery to save money Instead she kept Ada locked in their flat and told people she was simple or mentally handicapped as well as physically handicapped Sadly her mother s pure hatred towards her, while may be reality for many children, is too harsh for a children s book I was also not happy with the hints of prostitution, lesbianism, and the use of the word slut in the book, as well as many historical inaccuracies I do not recommend this book to children. This was a great story about a young girl during the time of WW 2 It s written for elementary middle school age children It was a gift for my 12 year old granddaughter so I read it before giving it to her There are hints of homosexuality in the book, which are disappointing to me It was not necessary for the story line I would have given it 5 stars but because of that I can t give it a good rating and I m not giving it to my granddaughter.