A Night Divided

A Night Divided

Book - 2015
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With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.

But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, c2015
ISBN: 9780545682428
Branch Call Number: J NIE
Characteristics: 317 pages :,illustrations, map ;,22 cm


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Dec 04, 2019

The setting is so interesting. The whole thing is so good and suspenseful I would recommend this book to people 13 and older. It is very hard to read because it is so emotional and it just gets your heart racing. The end was a bit much. The way it was written so detaled I could picture it in my mind. Five stars. Amazing book.

Nov 21, 2019

Although I didn't read it yet, the summery made me want to read it.

Aug 20, 2019

best book ever

Aug 12, 2019

I hadn't read any books all summer long until I read this one. It is so suspenseful and captivating. The best book ever. You really feel like you are there.

Jul 27, 2019

Amazing book! I love it!

Jun 01, 2019

Five stars! Finished it in 2 days! Amazing book!!!!!! Soo well written!!! I would totally recommend it!!!!! To kids and teenagers! And adults! Sooo good! Hope you enjoy it! 😊

Jun 24, 2018

This was a great book its a mystery book and is good if you like intelligence. Its about a girl that was separated from her family at night and her one brother and her father was on one side of a wall and herself her mother and her one brother was on the other side. They have to find a way to be together. They watch as there dad communicates something to them in the story and they have to find a way to get to the other side of the wall.
So I loved this book, Its a nerve racking book that I recommend you to read.

Jun 18, 2018

Great book! I read this aloud to my 8 year old who is very much into WWII right now. He kept begging me to keep going no matter how late it was at night. Very well written. So much discussion material. Nothing overly graphic but many tense moments. I highly recommend this book for young adults or adults of any age.

Mar 12, 2018

This is a totally awesome book. I recommend it to everyone. Plot, action, setting, characters are all great. Good job Jenn!!!!

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Nov 27, 2019

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Aug 21, 2017

I didn't think I'd like this book because it was a random book I picked of the shelf. It was surprisingly good though and I would read it again. I really enjoyed the historical aspect and the determination of the characters.

siammarino Oct 20, 2015

Gerta's family is divided one night when the Berlin Wall goes up, but Gerta's courage enables her to find a way to the west. An exciting story that makes you appreciate the freedoms we have.


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Aug 20, 2019

This is a good book for 1000000000000 year olds


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