Book review

Someone Named Eva

Khale buck

Someone named Eva

A young girl named Milada, lives in the village of Lidice. She doesn't know at first when the Nazis came to her house, breaking apart Milada, her mother, younger sister, and grandmother. Her father and her older brother, are separated from the rest of the family, and taken some were else.

All four are held together with the rest of the female prisoners of Lidice in a school building. She is tested by the doctors there who measure her. With her features' blonde hair blue eyes', Milada fits the [the perfect German girl] .She is sent to a center outside of Poland, along with one of her classmates and several other Polish girls. While in the center, Milada is renamed Eva and the other girls are renamed too. The camp is brutal and horrid . As she works to remember, she forgets some about herself. She spends two years around other girls. Elsa had to leave with her younger sister.

Once trained, she is adopted by a German family from Fürstenberg near [Berlin]. The Werner family is composed of Vater, (father in German) who is a high official at the Nazi government, Mutter (mother), and Elsbeth and Peter, her [adoptive sister and brother]. While there, she notices a horrible smell that makes the house smell. She later learns that that smell is from the bodies being burnt in the Ravensbruck camp, where Vater works at.

One day, as she is walking back to the house after a picnic with Elsbeth, Eva hears the Czech anthem being sung. Coming closer, she discovers a concentration camp with female prisoners. This brings back memories, enabling Milada to see clearly who she really is. Elsbeth explains to her that this is the Ravensbruck concentration camp, and that her Vater is the head of the camp.

Likes and dislikes/Recommendation

I like that the book is very descriptive, and is historically accurate with some twists also a little mystery.MY dislike is that it ends with not knowing what happens to her.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes anything to do with WW2 or the of history the holocaust.


GenreHistorical fiction

PublisherClarion Books

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Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)