14 November 2007

Book of the Month

I've decided a book of the month will be featured on this blog.
After much thought I thought I'd do a book that's not really in the "mainstream". The book chosen?
Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall. I have to admit, when I first heard about it the cover interested me. I can't help it! I'm a romance fan. If you aren't you just haven't found the right one!
[see previous post.]
Eva Underground is set in Chicago late 1970's. Our heroine Eva Lott is a senior in highschool with pretty much the perfect life. She has a hot boyfriend, a great best friend, and she's on varsity swim team. Things start going bad when her father tells her they are moving to Communist Poland. [Did I meantion its Communist?]
Eva has to leave her beloved life in Chicago to help out with the radical underground movement that could endanger her even more. Along the way Eva discovers many things about Poland. In consequence she grows to love the country she vowed to hate. Not only that she makes some new friends including a somewhat unusal friendship with a guy named Tomek. This is a fantastic coming of age story. It even harbors a touch of romance.
It is a truly engrossing novel that will pull you into a new world that has rarely been searched.
So, As I said before, our book of November is EVA UNDERGROUND.
I hope you look into it.


Chelsea said...

That sounds good! I'll add it to my list. Which means I'll get to it in about...5 years. Haha. I have a rather long list.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Hm, no, Tirzah is a friend,

Anonymous said...

What a great blog! Thanks for picking EVA UNDERGROUND as "Book of the Month." I'm honored, and I thought I'd drop in with some author-insider info. I did everything EVA and her dad did when I ventured behind the Iron Curtain and lived there 1978-9. I ventured to Poland right after college, and I went by myself. But my publisher thought that might be too unbelievable, so I gave "Eva" a dad and made the book historical fiction.

Hope you guys enjoy it! Dandi

NutJob said...

I love this book! i read it like a year ago and was hooked! I really need to find some more fictional cold war stuff...