Escape to West Berlin

Front Cover
Macmillan, Oct 7, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
1 Review

The advent of the Wall

Heidi's thirteenth birthday is coming up, but she's disappointed -- her mother is pregnant and refuses to make the annual summer visit to Heidi's grandmother. What's more, it's 1961 and the government is cracking down on border crossers, people who work in the West but live in the East. Heidi's father is a border crosser, and her best friend, Petra, has been forbidden to see Heidi until her father finds a new job in East Berlin. Heidi feels betrayed. Then, as political tension mounts, her parents tell her they are secretly moving West, and Heidi must travel alone to get her grandmother. But how can she do it without Petra's help?

The author captures all the terror of the time in her gripping story of an indomitable heroine who steals across the Berlin border by facing her greatest fear.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - SuperCoolAwesomeDude - LibraryThing

Great Book About a girl liveing East Berlin witch is owned by the Soviet Unioun after World War 2. She must get to the west or be trapped in East Berlin for the rest of her live with harsh connditions. Grade 6-8 Read full review

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Maurine F. Dahlberg is the author of Play to the Angel and The Spirit and Gilly Bucket. She lives in Oak Hill, Virginia.

Bibliographic information