The War That Saved My Life - Chapters 39-41 Summary & Analysis

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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In Chapter 39, Susan read books to Ada and Jamie during their time in the bomb shelter. Ada goes on to explain that in preparation for an invasion the men had removed the street signs from the signposts so Hitler’s troops wouldn’t know where they were. If there was an invasion the church bells would ring and Ada was to return home as quickly as possible. They were to do nothing to help Hitler or the troops. After several weeks went by with no invasion Ada grew accustomed to going into the bomb shelter. She and Jamie rode Butter and looked for shrapnel. One day they found a crashed plane.

One day when Ada was riding she saw a man rowing a boat to the shore from the top of the hill. As the man rowed closer and closer to shore she...

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