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With the rise of the Berlin Wall, 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, 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 on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Gerta concludes that her father wants her 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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It tells how a family divided and came back together in the Berlin Wall
OMG I HAVE NO WORDS!!
This book is amazing, great, sad, makes me want to read more!!( I already read the whole thing 3 months ago) It has soooooo much suspense you just want more and more and more and when I finished this book I cried! 1) Because someone died 2) Because I finished it I would tell my mom what happened and she would be sooo happy for me!! Get this book if you’re trying to make a decision! It is great and an amazing story about the Holicost! Sad but every second you want to read it! It is sooo addicting and descriptive that you feel like your actually there with Gerta, Fritz, Dominic, Mom, Dad, Oma Gertrude, the Stasi, and one of the soldiers: Officer Muller. Get this book!! I love it sooo much!!!😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😘😍😘😍😘😘😍😘😘😍😘
i knew that when i watched the trailer for the book it would be good. and it was. i never learned about the Berlin Wall until now. i realized how greatful this generation is with their families; together. reading the ending part was my favorite because it’s a happy ending 💗