Sektion 20: Epub EBook Edition

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A&C Black, Sep 5, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Alex Ostermann lives in an apartment block with his family in East Berlin. He hates the regime and his parents are worried that Alex and his sister, Geli, aren't displaying the correct 'socialist attitude'. After school they are often followed. Friends suddenly break off relations. The final straw comes when Alex is arrested.

With the help of professional 'escape assistants' the whole family make a dramatic escape to the West. Although their driver and his accomplice are killed in the attempt, the family all make it alive.

But Alex soon discovers that in a bid to save Alex and Geli, their father has cut a secret deal with the Stasi, agreeing to become a spy in West Germany. A deal that places Alex and Geli in even more danger when their father's Stasi handler realises that Alex and Geli have found out. With the CIA and West German Secret Service on their trail too, powerful forces converge for a terrifying showdown.

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

An excellent way for children to gain some historical knowledge of life in East Germany under the Stasi. Read full review

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User Review  - Fiona Miller - Goodreads

the book is quite good but very obviously written for young teenagers. as a result i found it glib and patronising. the basic story is good but there is no real depth to the characters, the ... Read full review


Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
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About the author (2011)

A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written over 60 books, including Ausländer, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Red House Children's Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Sektion 20 is the winner of the 2012 Yound Quills award. Paul lives in Wolverhampton with his family.

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