By Jennifer A. Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0545682436

ISBN-13: 9780545682435

From New York Times bestselling writer Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a gorgeous mystery a few 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 unearths her relatives abruptly divided. She, her mom, and her brother Fritz survive the jap part, managed via the Soviets. Her father and heart brother, who had long gone west looking for paintings, can't go back domestic. Gerta understands it truly is risky to monitor the wall, to imagine forbidden recommendations 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 pals and pals are prisoners of their personal city.

But someday, whereas on her technique to institution, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform at the western facet, pantomiming a unusual dance. Then, whilst she gets a mysterious drawing, Gerta places and jointly and concludes that her father desires Gerta and Fritz to tunnel underneath the wall, out of East Berlin. even though, in the event that they are stuck, the results could be lethal. nobody should be relied on. Will Gerta and her kinfolk locate their technique to freedom?

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Aya checked her eyescreen: the average face rank inside was about twenty thousand. Compared with her older brother, the people at this bash were total extras. Compared to an ugly ranked at half a million, though, they were legends. “Be careful, Moggie,” she whispered. ” Aya flipped up the hood of her robe, and stepped out of the shadows. Inside, the air was full of hovercams. From Moggle-size all the way down to paparazzi swarms, each cam no bigger than a champagne cork. There was always plenty to see at tech-head parties, crazy people and kick new gadgets.

To keep the gorgeous views from getting stale, the entire building rotated at the speed of an hour hand. Its mass held up by hoverstruts, only a single elevator shaft touched the ground, like an enormous and glacial ballerina spinning on one toe. In this neighborhood, all the buildings moved. They hovered and transformed and did other flabbergasting things, and everyone who lived here was legendarily bored by it all. Hire lived in the famous part of town. As Aya’s hoverboard approached the mansion steps, she remembered what her brother had been like in those months during the Prettytime: beautiful, contented, respectful.

All Aya wanted to do was sleep until tomorrow morning, when Ren had promised to meet her at the new construction site. But this afternoon was already stuffed with classes-the ones she’d rescheduled from this morning on top of the dreaded Advanced English. She couldn’t skip: Schoolwork was the quickest way to build up merits when you were an ugly-all the good jobs went to pretties and crumblies. When she reached Akira Hall, she went down to the basement and found an empty wallscreen. “Aya Fuse,” she told it.

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