Friday, January 26, 2018

The War I Finally Won by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

The War I Finally Won is a continuation of the story that began with The War That Saved My Life.  I highly recommend beginning with the first book as readers won't fully appreciate the struggles of the characters without discovering how their lives first intersected.

Both books take place during World War II and offer a personal glimpse into the struggles and sacrifices that were made to survive those years of world conflict.  The main character, Ada, is facing a war of her own as she struggles to find a place to belong. Having endured the trials of an abusive childhood as well as a physical deformity, Ada finds it hard to accept the kindness and love she is finally receiving..

This is one of the most beautiful and sensitive books I have read in a long time. I recommend having some tissue handy--I cried tears of both sorrow and joy. Bradley has crafted a tale that will linger in your heart and mind long after the last sentence has been read.

Disclaimer: I received a free ebook of The War I Finally Won from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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