Ein halber Sommer
Half a Summer
Berlin, in the early summer of 1961, when the border between East and West is no more than a white dividing line on the streets of the city. The passport controls are a nuisance, but they don’t stop either Marie or Lennie from crossing over because they have found each other, found a love both had believed impossible. Nothing can separate them – or so they think. But in the August of that year, the construction of the Berlin Wall tears the city – and the two girls - apart. Marie is faced with an impossible decision: Should she stay with her father and younger brother and give up all the dreams she shares with Lennie? Or should she risk making an escape to West Berlin, to Lennie, and never see her family again?
- Perfect to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
- Excellently researched: a credible escape that really could have taken place
- Recommended age: 14 +
- ISBN: 978-3-7891-1051-1
- Release date: 22.07.2019
- Pages: 272
- Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
Maike Stein was born in 1969, holds a degree in business
administration and is a trained foreign language correspondent and
also a clown. But since she has always been an avid inventor of
stories, this Berliner is all the happier today for being able to
devote herself to writing, both as a translator and an author.