Everything you need to understand or teach The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
World War II was a blessing in disguise for ten-year-old Ada Smith in the novel “The War That Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Because Ada had a clubfoot her mother had forced her to live her entire life locked in the family’s one-room apartment. Once Ada escaped the apartment she realized there was a world outside that apartment that she never knew existed. With the help of her guardian Ada realized there was a place for her in that world and that Ada was worthy of love. Themes in the novel include a lesson on the different types of truth and lies, the dangers of judging a person based on appearances, the path to recovering from abuse and the downfalls of seclusion. The reader will also learn a good deal about life during World War II through Ada’s story.