July 2021 Book of the Month: The War that Saved my Life

Ada and her little brother have suffered. Ada is a cripple and her mum hates her for it. Ashamed of her own illness, Ada learns to walk, keeping it a secret from everybody. Until the evacuations start. Children are being evacuated from London, in fear that bombs will kill them but Ada’s mother doesn’t want ‘some stupid fool’ to take care of her children. But Ada and her little brother Jamie refuse to accept that. Running from their abusive childhood home they take the train north where they meet a woman suffering from loss. She takes them in like her own but can any of them learn to love after everything they have been through?

“This book reminds me so much of Goodnight Mr Tom. I love both and after hearing there was a sequel, I think we need to buy it!”

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