What I’m Reading: Someone Named Eva

I just finished listening to the audio book Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf.  This book was recommended to me by a blog reader and I can’t thank them enough for the recommendation.  It was a good book!

This book is classified as juvenile fiction but don’t let that scare you away.  Some of my favorite books are juvenile fiction.  This story takes place during WWII.  The premise of the story is that Milada a Czech girl whose features classify her as Aryan is taken from her family and put into a program that will “teach” her to be a candidate for adoption by a German family.  This is a part of WWII that I haven’t learned about before so I found it very interesting from a historical aspect.  The book is well written and the story very believable.

Here’s what Amazon has to say, ““Remember who you are, Milada.” Milada’s grandmother says these words on the night the Nazi soldiers come to their home in Czechoslovakia. But what do they mean? She is Milada, who lives with her mama and papa, her brother and sister, and her beloved Babichka.  Milada with the sun-kissed hair, eleven years old, fastest runner in her school. How could she ever forget?  Then the Nazis send Milada to a Lebensborn center in Poland, and Milada quickly discovers that holding on to her true identity will be the greatest struggle of her young life.”

This book was given 4.8 stars by Amazon readers and I definitely agree.  This is a good book!  As I said at the beginning…Thanks so much for the recommendation.  If you’re a mom or grandma that reads to your kids, this book tells the story but is not extremely graphic so good for kids too.

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