My favorite animal is a shark.
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is about when Ada and her brother Jamie are raised under the roof of their cruel mother. Jamie gets to go outside and to school, but Ada has a dark secret hidden from the world, a clubbed foot. Her mother is too embarrassed of Ada so she keeps her locked up away from everyone. Later Ada decides that she can’t stay there because of a war.
She learns to try and walk. When Ada learns to kind of walk, Ada and her brother escape into the country until……... oops no spoilers sorry, but I will tell you my favorite part of the book. It is when Ada meets this brown furry little horse named Butter. Out in the yard there sits a horse as still as a river. Ada goes over to this strange animal and reaches out to touch her. A new light opens for Ada. What really stood out to me in this part is that it made me smile. Ada was touching an animal she has never heard of or seen. It made me feel very warm hearted.
Ada learned a lot of life lessons but I think one of the greatest ones is that you should never give up and be brave even through the hard times. The greatest value of the book is the great hooks and twists. When I start reading, I can't stop because of all the good hooks such as when Suesn learns that Ada has a clubbed foot, but you have to read the book to find out what other hooks lie beneath the pages. The War That Saved My Life is an amazing, inspiring book that you need to read. So stop GO GO GO hop on over to a library and grab this book right off the shelf. You never know where books are going to take you too.