As THE WAR I FINALLY WON opens, England is fighting for its life in World War II, and 11-year-old Ada doesn't know what to believe or whom to trust. After a lifetime of abuse and neglect, she and her brother, Jamie, have been taken in by a loving woman, and for the first time she can walk, because her clubfoot's been surgically corrected. She can't escape the sense that it'll all be taken away again. Meanwhile, she's got plenty to deal with, as the war soon has her little family sharing a house with the intimidating Lady Thorton and with a teenage Jewish girl from Germany, who's fleeing Hitler. As the war takes its toll on her loved ones, Ada shows courage, creative thinking, and a willingness to change her mind as she finds herself and stands up for what she believes.