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A Night Divided Audiobook

A Night Divided

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west. With the rise of the Berlin Wall, 12-year-old Gerta finds her family divided overnight. 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 her 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?

©2015 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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    "Wonderful historical fiction!"

    I loved both the compelling story which made me count the blessings of freedom in my life and the audible production. Hats off to the author and the audio book actor! I heartily recommend.

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    Andrea Cavanaugh Louisville, KY 11-01-16
    Andrea Cavanaugh Louisville, KY 11-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    Gripping story that will appeal to both young readers and adults. Probably my favorite audiobooks this year!

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    The story was great. I could easily understand the reader. The reader spoke to me. I wouldn't read but easy to pick up again. I wanted to just keep reading

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    hunter 12-01-15
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    This book is one of my favorites. I am 12 years old and this book had kept me at the tip of my seat to see what would happen next. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a book about historical fiction, and excitement.

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    Tightly written! The tension builds and never stops!!! In the style of Leon Uris!!!!! Outstanding

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    This is a great story of a young girl who does amazing things, far beyond her own belief, in a nightmarish dystopian society that becomes more and more harsh. Like "Divergent," "Hunger Games," and "1984," it's a story of a private rebellion, until she has to make a stand for what she believes in.

    The narrator has an excitement range, with a very convincing little girl voice, as well as appropriate voices for women and brothers. although it's silly that the police have German accents and no one else does!

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    Great story! Believable characters! Great pacing! I couldn't stop listening the second half of the book!

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    "Great class book!"

    My students loved this book! They actually clapped when it was done. The performance was great. The story was suspenseful and they begged me to play it. I have read all of Jennifer Nielsen's books and they are all brilliant.

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    "the night diviade"

    I am in school and I read the book and took a test on it. This Is my FAVORITE book it kept me wondering and I love historical books or places and the story of the BerlIn wall is true, I am not sure this is a true story about this girl is true. but I love this book. And I can realty to her age because I am very close to it! Historical lovers this is the book for you.

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    C. Ogando kingwood, TX United States 12-10-15
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    "Great book!"

    A great educational book! It is sad and happy and very interesting I recommend this book

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