Title: A Night Divided
Author: Jennifer Nielsen
Pages: 317 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION NIELSEN, J.
Synopsis: 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.
A neighbor told me that I needed to read this book, he was right. I have read other books by the author and like her writing style. Before reading this book, I knew very little on the subject. This has prompted me to read more. The story allowed you to see how the government pitted everyone against each other. My only complaint is that realistically Gerta would have been caught right away. I didn’t feel that she hid what she was doing all that well. This book did make me want to learn more about true stories of people crossing.