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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Auteur de The War That Saved My Life

20 oeuvres 7,210 utilisateurs 518 critiques 5 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and her first novel was Ruthie's Gift. Her children's book, The War That Saved My Life, became a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Œuvres de Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War That Saved My Life (2015) 3,008 exemplaires
The War I Finally Won (2017) 996 exemplaires
Jefferson's Sons (2011) 509 exemplaires
Energy Makes Things Happen (2003) 416 exemplaires
The Lacemaker and the Princess (2007) 377 exemplaires
Fighting Words (2020) 318 exemplaires
Pop! A Book About Bubbles (2001) 312 exemplaires
Ruthie's Gift (1999) 251 exemplaires
Halfway to the Sky (2002) 225 exemplaires
The President's Daughter (2004) 166 exemplaires
Leap of Faith (2007) 106 exemplaires
Ballerino Nate (2006) 67 exemplaires
Weaver's Daughter (2000) 66 exemplaires
One-of-a-Kind Mallie (1999) 61 exemplaires
The Perfect Pony (2007) 26 exemplaires
Favorite Things (2003) 15 exemplaires
She Persisted: Rosalind Franklin (2022) 6 exemplaires
The Night War (2024) 5 exemplaires
The War I Finally Won 1 exemplaire


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Another great story in The War That Saved My Life duology. I love how Kimberly Brubaker Bradley does not gloss over the sad parts of this story but she also does not make them unnecessarily gory.
I love how this story ended on a positive note and I would have loved to see an epilogue or a short story (after the war) with Ada and Jamie getting more time with their new grandma and everyone returning to their new normal.
Shauna_Morrison | 38 autres critiques | Feb 5, 2024 |
In Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, we meet sisters Della and Suki. It is immediately apparent that theses sisters have faced some serious problems – and that they have faced them together. For much of her life, Della has known that her sister Suki will protect her.
Each girl is trying to cope with a world that is continually turned upside down by adults that should have been there for them and cared for them. Instead, these sisters have had to fend for themselves for food, safety, and comfort. They have also earned to keep secrets.
Their love and loyalty to each other have been enough until a terrible event has pushed both to the edge – an assault against Bella from the same man who has sexually abused Suki. While not spelled out in the novel, it is apparent that both girls are dealing with depression, guilt, anger, and trauma – so much that Suki tries to kill herself. After this, Bella finds herself lost and without her only protection. Gradually Bella realizes that she does have another tool at her disposal. Through support of her therapist, foster mother, and friends, Bella realizes that words – fighting words and not necessarily fists – can also help her fight back and protect herself and her sister. Although both sisters remain traumatized and face a difficult road ahead, Bella and Suki take steps towards healing.
This book is not an easy read. Although there is humor and hope, the characters deal with intense issues such as poverty, abuse, violence, incarceration, drug addiction, harassment, and homelessness. While Fighting Words is geared to middle grade readers, it might not be suitable for some. Still this novel is important and can be source of hope and a lifeline for those surviving sexual abuse:
“If you’ve been hurt, tell someone. Tell your parents if you can, or your teacher, or your doctor, or any other adult you trust. If that person doesn’t help you, tell someone else. Keep talking until you get the help you need.”
-- from the Author’s Note
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AnnesLibrary | 28 autres critiques | Jan 28, 2024 |
I’m so glad this book was recommended to me. It’s historical fiction and really paints the picture of children who were evacuated in England in WWII.

Ada is 10 and has never been out of her one room apartment in London. She’s never been to school nor played with friends and is mistreated by her mother because Ada is “crippled” and to be kept away from everyone. She has a club foot and has to slide around the floor. Her mother treats her like dirt. Ada cares for her little brother Jamie who is 6. Jamie gets to go to school and learns that the school children are all going to be evacuated. Ada forces herself to learn to walk and with her brother, escapes from her mother and gets on the train with the other children. They arrive in Kent and are the last children picked by the local people. In fact, the lady in charge has to take them and practically force Susan Smith to take the children.

Their lives change dramatically and they find they know little about the world they live in. Ada has the most to learn because she can’t even read or write. Susan never wanted children and doesn’t know how to care for them. However, she learns and keeps trying and gives them more than a safe place to live.

Ada struggles to feel worthy of any kindness and has anxiety issues because of the abuse from her mother. She is afraid to hope for a better life. Her struggles are hard and depicted so the reader really feels for Ada and wants her to give hoe and Susan a chance The pony, Butter, is her lifeline and a way to meet others.

The characters are genuine and interesting and the challenges real and not glossed over. The war comes closer and closer to their village and over the months and all they go through, the three become close.

Well written!
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LuLibro | 355 autres critiques | Jan 22, 2024 |


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