Why did I love this book?
Boy Underground is a coming-of-age story of four teen-aged boys in rural California who each go underground at some point, literally or figuratively.
Akira is a terrier and can’t go with her family when they are forced into a Japanese internment camp, and she, too, goes underground.
Catherine Ryan Hyde unfolds this story with a subtle voice that resonates with compassion for the boy hiding from the law, the boy sent to the camp, the boy living with his own secret, and the boy who drops out of school to enlist.
And the dog, who is a pawn in the great drama of WWII as it plays out in this remote corner of America.