Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Night Divided byJennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Totally amazing book!  Set in East Berlin when the Berlin wall was built overnight with no warning, it is the story of a family who was divided in two by the wall and their struggle to escape to freedom in the west as a family. The story really shows what life was like in East Berlin and is the story of the courage twelve year old Gerta who is determined to help her family to be reunited by digging a tunnel under the wall and the death zone adjacent to it.  I listened to the audio version of this book which was excellent.  The story was compelling and I did not want to stop listening until I found out what happened.  This is a fantastic book and I highly recommend it.

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