The War That Saved My Life Themes & Motifs

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Different Types of Truth and Lies

Although everyone tells lies at one point or another, this novel teaches that there are different types of lies — some necessary and some for show — just like there are different forms of the truth. When Ada first comes to live with Susan she lies because she seems uncomfortable with the truth. Soon she realizes that adults, even governments, lie. During their time together Susan shares with Ada the differences between a liar and one who tells lies. Finally, Susan comes to realize that there are different types of truth, just like there are different kinds of lies.

When Ada first ventures from the apartment in which she has been trapped for so long she seems to tell lies because she believes no one will like who she really is. Instead of telling people she has a crippled foot she tells them...

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