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 : Scholastic Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545682428
Branch Call Number: Nielsen, J
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm


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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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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?

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!

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

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.

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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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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