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Download e-book for iPad: A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

By Jennifer A. Nielsen

From New York Times bestselling writer Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a beautiful mystery a couple of lady who needs to get away to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her relatives among east and west.

With the increase of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta reveals her relations all at once divided. She, her mom, and her brother Fritz live to tell the tale the jap part, managed via the Soviets. Her father and heart brother, who had long past west looking for paintings, can't go back domestic. Gerta understands it truly is risky to monitor the wall, to imagine forbidden suggestions of freedom, but she can't support herself. She sees the East German squaddies with their weapons expert on their lonesome electorate; she, her relations, her associates and neighbors are prisoners of their personal city.

But in the future, whereas on her technique to university, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform at the western facet, pantomiming a unusual dance. Then, while 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. although, in the event that they are stuck, the implications could be lethal. nobody may be depended on. Will Gerta and her relatives locate their method to freedom?

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But you know, we haven’t totally gotten away yet,” Shay said. ” Shay looked at her and frowned. “Not that. ” Tally laughed softly. “Okay. ” Shay scanned the river. “Looks a little clearer now. ” Shay pulled a hoverboard from under a bush. “You’ve got a board, right? ” “No, I . . hey, wait. ” Anything that flew had minders all over it. Shay laughed. “That’s the oldest trick in the book. ” Tally shrugged. ” Another hovercar had come into view, cruising down the river just above the height of the bridges.

Here in Cleopatra Park there were plenty of those. After a few rotations, Tally found herself being lowered to the grass by her wrists, dizzy but in one piece. indd 31 12/16/10 10:25 AM S COT T W E S T E R F ELD Shay cruised up, banking her hoverboard to an elegant stop as if she’d been born on one. ” Tally pulled off one crash bracelet and rubbed her wrist. It was turning red, and her fingers felt weak. The bracelet was heavy and solid in her hand. Crash bracelets had to have metal inside, because they worked on magnets, the way the boards did.

Ugly faces were always asymmetrical; neither half looked exactly like the other. So the first thing the morpho software did was take each side of your face and double it, like holding a mirror right down the middle, creating two examples of perfect symmetry. Already, both of the symmetrical Shays looked better than the original. ” “Why do I have to be symmetrical? ” Tally groaned. “That’s a sign of childhood stress. ” “Gee, I wouldn’t want to look stressed,” Shay snorted, and pointed at the wilder-looking face.

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