Sunday, August 24, 2014
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
StS is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got.
Quiet week this week and thank goodness! I'm drowning in books. I'm away this week and hoping to play catch up before school starts on September 2. Early Labor Day. My, how this summer flew by!
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Dial, January 8, 2015. 978080374815.
Publisher synopsis: Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.
So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?
This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.
Instead of an arc, I received a bound manuscript. This is the second time I've gotten a bound manuscript to review. Cool.
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