A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A Night Divided by Jennifer A. NielsenA Night Divided
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Genres: MG Historical
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Pages: 336
Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press

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?

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About Jennifer A. Nielsen

Jennifer A. Nielsen is a New York Times Bestselling author. She lives in Utah with her husband, three children, and a dog that won’t play fetch. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains. Jennifer writes Middle Grade/Young Adult fantasy and historical novels.


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