A Night Divided

A Night Divided

Book - 2015
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When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father, and her other brother Dominic are in the West--four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545682428
Characteristics: 317 pages :,illustrations, map

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brown_monkey_502
Jul 05, 2017

A Night Divided was a nerve-racking, sitting on the edge of your seat book that I enjoyed reading. This book was about a young girl named, Gerta, whose family was divided by the Berlin Wall. Her mother, older brother, and she live on the East side of the Berlin Wall where the Soviet Union had control over. Her father, and her other brother reside on the West side of the Berlin Wall, where the French, British, and U.S. had power over. One day, Gerta sees her father on the other side of the wall after approximately three years. He tells her to dig a tunnel so that she and her family can cross the wall and the Death Strip. With the risk of getting caught, the consequences will be deadly. Is Gerta willing to sacrifice and risk her life to reunite with her family and gain her freedom?

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guantina
Jul 02, 2017

I love this book! It is one of my favourite fiction novels!
The main character, Greta, is a willful and brave young girl who manages to find her own individuality in a time of darkness. The author tells a very heartbreaking and hauntingly truthful story about life during the Berlin Wall. This was a super exciting and thrilling novel that always kept the reader engaged!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 15, 2016

I actually wonder how many real life stories would be found to relate to this one. I wonder how many young girls and boys felt the feelings that those characters in this book felt. I wonder how many of them went through situations just like those in this book. This book is so honest and heartfelt, it is almost like you can experience the hardship and happiness, love and sorrow. Apparently another reader online said that any book by this author was worth reading. I was only introduced this through my younger sibling, so I haven't actually read much of her books. Maybe I will in the future, but who knows? 4/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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gekeler
Oct 09, 2016

This book was a great read aloud to my elementary children. They wanted to look up images and maps about East Berlin, and East Germany.

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Jan 21, 2016

Wonderful Story...It is full of so much information! I was almost at the edge of my seat, at the end of each chapter! My friend suggested it to me....and I suggest it to you! One of my favorites!

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Vista05
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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thevales
Aug 22, 2017

thevales thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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