“Waiting” On Wednesday: A Night Divided

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Night Divided - Jennifer A NielsenA Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publication date: August 25th 2015
Publisher: Scholastic
Add on: Goodreads

From New York Times bestselling 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, twelve-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 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?

I haven’t ready any Jennifer A. Nielsen yet (I plan on it though, I’ve got The False Prince on audiobook ready to go!), but I’ve heard a lot of great things about her book. And I do love a good historical fiction. This one is during the rise of the Berlin wall and it sounds like a pretty intriguing story!

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: A Night Divided”

  1. This sounds pretty epic! My siblings loved her THE FALSE PRINCE series, and I think I really want to read this one! Fab pick 🙂

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  2. That time of history was full of such pain and heartbreak, I cannot imagine what the citizens of Berlin went through when waking up to find their city divided. Definitely going on the TBR.

    1. *smacks head* sorry forgot the WoW while thinking about that book

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  3. sydneyeditor1 says: Reply

    This sounds… heatbreaking. What a tough tackle for a younger YA audience, I think. AnD tense and kind of all -around wonderful. She’s definitely going on my list of authors to watch out for. Here’s mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2015/05/20/waiting-on-wednesday-2-going-to-wait-for-a-long-time-for-this-one/#comment-6808

  4. I shy away from books about my own country’s history — I’m not sure why. Maybe because I doubt a story aimed at YA readers could ever convey that horrible terror…
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  5. I like reading historical fiction, too, and I haven’t read any concerning the Berlin Wall. Definitely intrigued me! Here’s my WOW! 🙂

  6. I didn’t know this was by Jennifer Nielsen! It wasn’t on my TBR before, but I’m putting it there now. 🙂 The False Prince was fantastic. And I’ve been meaning to read more historical, so bonus points! 😀

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

  7. Sounds so good! I’ll have to read it. I hope you enjoy!

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  8. Sounds like a unique historical fiction from a time that we don’t see a lot of stories about. Great pick!
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  9. Woah this one sounds great, I hadn’t heard of it!
    I chose Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer.
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    Joana

  10. Ooooo, this sounds really good!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  11. You have me curious Cyn, this was new to me but it is on my wishlist now too

  12. Ooooh, this looks really good! I loved the False Prince series and so I think I may have to dig around to see if I can get my hands on this when it comes out. 🙂

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