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Poppe, Grit (Author)

Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…

A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +

Poppe, Grit (Author)

Love and betrayal in the shadow of the Berlin Wall.

1988. Jana is fifteen and lives in East Germany. She had never questioned the system before – not until she fell in love with Jacob. But her wonderful feelings are mixed up with doubt and anger. Doubt because Jacob has applied for an emigration permit. Will the day soon arrive when she may never see him again? Anger because Jana’s line-towing parents want to stop her from seeing Jacob. Then Jacob really does disappear – he is locked up. Jana's world comes crashing about her head. She is prepared to do all she can to help him. But why oh why doesn’t he answer her letters.
Jacob is having a terrible time in prison. He thinks about Jana all the time. Why doesn’t he hear anything from her? In 1992, Jana discovers that it was her father who betrayed Jacob. He had been an unofficial member of the Stasi, the East German state security service. Jana is devastated and has terrible feelings of guilt! She simply must find Jacob…
25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall: a controversial piece of GDR history for the first time in a literary context by the award-winning author of the bestselling novel Locked Away.
| 14 +

Stein, Maike (Author) Crenshaw, Carina (Illustrator)

An award-worthy love story about two girls

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 | 14 +