The Springfield Free Public Library's (Really Good!) Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, January 3rd at 7 p.m. to discuss The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
A nine-year-old disabled girl and her younger brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II. Away from their abusive mother, the quality of their lives drastically improves. This work may be classified as a book for young readers, but the author has combined diversity, realism and exceptional characterization to create a coming of age novel that is appropriate for readers young and old.