The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Ada Smith has grit! Her perseverance and unwillingness to give up shaped her character and events throughout The War the Saved my Life. First, Ada taught herself how to walk in the apartment she shared with her Mam and her brother Jaime. She forced herself to practice every single day, even when it was hard and painful. I think most other people in her position would have given up. I certainly don't know if I would have the grit to persevere! Then, when Ada left London and was living with Susan, she taught herself how to ride Butter. Ada wasn't satisfied with her life and so she took steps to be able to do the things that made her happy. Again, teaching herself to ride a horse was really hard - Ada even got thrown a couple of times - but she never gave up. Both of these examples show Ada has grit because she kept going no matter what and didn't let negatives get in the way of what she wanted.