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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals, middle-grade, and non-fiction.
The War That Saved My Life is deservedly getting a lot of attention. It is
I listened to the audiobook and loved it! Even if historical fiction for younger readers isn't your usual genre, I recommend that you give this nuanced tale of perseverance in the face of adversity a try.
While the language of the book is simple and lyrical, the clear depictions of child abuse and neglect may not be appropriate to younger or sensitive readers.
I can't tell if there is a reccent resurgence in good books for middle-grade and YA readers about World War II (Code Name Verity and The Book Thief come to mind), or if I've just been oblivious because I wasn't previously interested in reading fiction about the period.