A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

By Jennifer A. Nielsen

From New York Times bestselling writer Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a gorgeous mystery a few woman who needs to get away to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family members among east and west.

With the increase of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta unearths her family members all at once divided. She, her mom, and her brother Fritz survive the jap facet, managed via the Soviets. Her father and heart brother, who had long past west looking for paintings, can't go back domestic. Gerta is aware it's harmful to observe the wall, to imagine forbidden options of freedom, but she can't support herself. She sees the East German squaddies with their weapons proficient on their lonesome electorate; she, her kin, her friends and buddies are prisoners of their personal city.

But someday, whereas on her method to institution, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform at the western aspect, pantomiming a weird dance. Then, whilst she gets a mysterious drawing, Gerta places and jointly and concludes that her father wishes Gerta and Fritz to tunnel underneath the wall, out of East Berlin. besides the fact that, in the event that they are stuck, the implications can be lethal. not anyone may be depended on. Will Gerta and her kinfolk locate their option to freedom?

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Oh, I got a B in biology. See you for dinner. xx y y 40 y y The meal was lovely last night, Claire. Did you get the recipe for those potatoes from Gran? They were just like hers. And I forgot to tell you—that island was one of the islands of Indonesia. We took you there when you were nine because your father had research to do. It was just before we decided to separate. I’m surprised you remember. It’s funny what your children remember of you. I remember that my mom made delicious potatoes and that she used to draw pictures with us when we got home from school.

Anyway, everything will be fine, so please stop worrying. There’s really nothing to worry about. Love, Mom. y y 28 y y Good luck at the doctor’s today with your thing. Sorry I can’t come with you, Mom . . y y 29 y y I have another appointment next week, honey. Do you want to come with me? 4:30pm Monday—if you could get home from school by 4 we could go over together. See if you can make it. Love, Mom. y y 30 y y Babysitting tonight, Mom. Gotta run!!! I can’t find my key. Will you be home to let me in?

Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase? I wanted to get these boots but I haven’t got quite enough. I’ll cook ALL NEXT WEEK! xox y y 33 y y I’m sorry, Mom! I thought I could come with you, but I have this thing at school. Good luck with the doctor! Let me know how it goes . . xox y y 34 y y Mom?????? Where are you???? I waited for ages and I thought you’d be home. I called the hospital, but they said you hadn’t come back to work after your appointment. I even called Dad to see if he knew anything. Not that he ever knows where you are.

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