Eva Lott is a normal teenager in the late 1970's. She has an awesome boyfriend, is on the varsity swim team, and it's her senior year of high school. But when Eva's father wants her to move to Communist Poland to aid a radical underground movement, she becomes a not-so-normal teenager. While there, Eva plots to get back to the United States, but something happens. It seems that Poland has grown on her, despite the cold baths and unappetizing food she has to endure. As her friendship with Tomek, the handsome translator, blossoms, Eva comes to embrace Poland, and learns that the definition of home has many meanings.
I read this book a few years ago and decided to read it again because I loved it so much. It's one of those quick, 200 page books that you can read over and over again. Even though the book could be longer, it's such an interesting story: a teenage girl goes to Communist Poland to aid an underground movement. Who could resist something like that? It even has romance, and I love it when an author can weave romance into a plot and make it realistic. Overall, just a cute book and a fun read.
8 out of 10.