The War that Saved my Life

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Storm K.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780553556513
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A ten year old girl has never left her apartment, and now she wants more than anything to escape.

When a young girl with a disabled foot gets the chance to run away with her younger brother to escape her abusive mother, she doesn't think twice!  Taking place in England during World War II, Ada is forced to cook, clean, and take care of the house while her mother works.  Her mother is embarrassed of Ada's condition and refuses to let her outside, but Ada wants nothing more that to learn to walk and find out what is out there beyond her tiny world. 
 
Read absolutely beautifully by Jane Entwistle, The War that Saved my Life is a journey you won't want to stop listening to.  The characters come to life - accents and all - learning that those who seem different from us, may actually be more similar than we originally think.  I desperately want to meet Susan, the children's eventual caretaker during the war, just because of the way she was read - soft, yet strong and commanding.  Fans of everything London, horse riding, and traditional Cinderella stories will not be disappointed by this pick!  Transport yourself into this lyrical story - I promise you won't regret it!