Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall takes us back to Communist Poland. Our main character, Eva, and her father travel there from Chicago because Eva’s . Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall – book cover, description, publication history. Mackall, Dandi Daley Eva Underground. and he teaches a group of young writers and activists who are part of an underground free-press movement. Eva is .

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Nov 17, Brianne Mize rated it it was amazing. Mar 30, Joy Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: The year is Requests for permission to make copies of any part of the work should be mailed to the following address: I definitely like the uniqueness of the story, though it isn’t something I would normally pick up. This is not one of the books that is written in such a way that the reader becomes a part of the story.

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Review: Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall

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Instead of starting knderground senior year in Chicago with her boyfriend, Matt, she was headed toward the Iron Curtain. She initially goes only to try and get in with Tomek, but once she is there – she falls in love, not only with him, but with his family and community.

The author did a great job of making the reader really understand what the people of Poland had to go through, and how they survived the opression. She becomes so fast that a competition arises between Eva and Lukasz to see who can get the most plums picked the dqley. It was the same urge she”d felt almost two years ago, when the stalled line had been heading to the Chicago cemetery to bury her mother.


It turns out he’s decided to join the underground movement and Eva has no choice but to tag along. Feb 26, Courtney Cushing rated it liked it Shelves: Books by Dandi Daley Mackall.

Once I started getting into YA literature, I noticed a trend of first person narration and I learned to actually enjoy it. And when he tells her that he intends to move to Communist Poland to help with a radical underground movement. Meanwhile, her father settles in to teach his young compatriots about journalism as they work to smuggle an illegal printing press into their home in order to spread their message opposing the rampant oppression of freedom of speech and the Polish people.

I finished it both satisfied and moved.

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Eva Lott is feeling pretty good about life in general. But what I think the book’s real strength lies in Mackall’s ability to create interesting situations, and feelings — the relationships don’t feel like cliches, and the scenes are really beautiful.

His gaze seemed to take in the whole line, which was longer than when Eva and her dad had joined it. Mackall effectively conveys the harsh realities of living under a Communist regime and the sense of hope for a better future among Poles that came with the rise of Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement and the election of the first Polish pope.


Well her father has decided to uproot her from her perfect life in Chicago to a small village in Poland in order for him to lead an underground newspaper. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog July 11, Her father ends up getting kicked out of the country. So, while I don’t feel that the writing itself is extraordinary on its own, I do believe that the story it told is. Sounds interesting and I wish there was a good way to let a lot of current Danri young people have similar revelations about life.

He could quote Paradise Lost or Hamlet without missing a word. His car underggound stood crooked against the curb, where he”d left it.

One of my favorite parts of the book is when she travels with Tomek to his family’s plum orchard. He could conjugate Polish verbs and ace written vocab tests.

Eva Underground

Show 25 Show All. I eat my peas on a knife. Beyond the barbed wire, a small field ended in more barbed wire. This book was pretty good.