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Poppe, Grit (Author)

Eye Witness: The Story of an Escape

The Torgau juvenile detention centre, GDR, 1989: Rebellious Gonzo, like her friend Anja, the heroine of Shut Away (Weggesperrt), has been sent to the jail-like detention centre in Torgau, where she is to be forced to become a “socialist personality”. There, she finds herself at the mercy of harsh educators and is driven almost to breaking point by the experience. On the transport back to her old juvenile workhouse, she sees her chance, makes a break for it and gets away. All she wants is to be free at last! Hiding out in some allotments, she meets René, who is also planning to escape to the West. Together they make it across the Green Border to Prague and the West German Embassy there. The story is based on interviews with contemporary witnesses and historical facts.
The author was awarded the 2010 Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize for the first in the series, Shut Away.
"This is a story that gets under your skin and should be read by young people and adults alike.” DIE ZEIT on Shut Away

A political book for young adults, with all the suspense of a thriller
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Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Virtual reality novel for digital native readers – combines the gaming scene with a dramatic dystopian setting

Zack slowly starts to recover. Everything hurts. He spent three months in solitary confinement. Now the monitoring organisation META has incarcerated him in Gundremmingen, a prison camp, where he has to dispose of radioactive waste. The reason? The whole of Europe believes him to be the terrorist Orion, who posts videos of attacks on the internet. But Zack knows that Lachlan is behind the videos. And Lachlan is no longer behaving like the friend he once was. Fortunately Zack encounters an old female friend who’s willing to help him. Can he prove his innocence to the world? And can he stop Lachlan in his tracks?

| 14 +

Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Fast-moving sci-fi fantasy in the age of totalitarian surveillance.

After his friend Zack has freed him from his kidnappers’ clutches, Lachlan hides in the south of Ireland to plan the next steps in his resistance against the surveillance state: Lachlan’s mentor, Griffin, has asked him to obtain the mighty weapon Erion for him, and to do that, he has to go behind Zack’s back. Zack, in turn, is under pressure from the surveillance organisation META to capture Griffin before he can plunge the world into chaos with Lachlan’s help.
The friends are being played off against each other and no longer know whom to trust. Who is really pulling the strings? Their friendship is once more tested to the limit as Lachlan and Zack battle their way not only through the real, but also through the virtual Cronos fantasy world.

Virtual reality and coming of age for a digitally savvy readership. Book 2 in the terrifyingly well told gaming series. | 14 +