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The war that saved my life

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2015
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.
Lowry, Lois; O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989; Dorris, Michael; Peck, Richard, 1934-; Hahn, Mary Downing; Dowell, Frances O'Roark — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Brothers and sisters'.
Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952- — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'People with disabilities'.
Boyne, John, 1971-; Taylor, Theodore, 1921-2006 — These authors' works are Moving and Richly detailed, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'World War II'.
Gregory, Philippa — These authors' works are Richly detailed, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Great Britain'.
Rinaldi, Ann — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'Brothers and sisters' and 'Teenage girls'.
Levine, Beth Seidel — These authors' works are Richly detailed, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'Brothers and sisters' and 'Teenage girls'.

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Approval Rating: 33.33% (1/3)
Average Rating: 4.3

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By BklynKalliopiM on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:56:42

This is a beautiful novel about two young children growing up in London as WWII begins. As war threatens their safety (though the war being waged in their flat is equally terrifying), they wind up in rural England under the supervision of a grieving woman named Susan. This novel would work great for children, particularly girls, ages 9 and up. The twists near the end are leaving me hoping for a sequel.

★★★★★ Wow wow wow

By Westerville Library Staff on Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:44:37

Wow wow wow. Beautiful, sad, and moving story that at times brought tears to my eyes. And this is wonderful on audiobook. - Erin, Adult Services

★★★★★ Loved it!

By Staff Favorite on Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:40:53

Loved it!

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