If you like A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

If you like A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

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A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen
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. (catalog summary) 

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