A Night Divided

Book review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 17+

love this book

when i read this book i adored the story but my age rating is for the gory violence and people trapped like rats this book is to intense for kids under 13 but they have to be mature. the main character is female which is really good because most people think of men as the heroes of war but this shows that females also were heroes of war.

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age 9+

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I read this book with my daughters (age 9 and 15) - it is tense and very exciting. Gerta is a great character and the author is masterful at painting a picture and capturing the anxiety and hopeless situation they find themselves in. From the very first page this book prompted discussions ranging from WW2, the Cold War and Communism to whether it’s ever justified to steal/lie or keep secrets. To anyone who enjoys this I would highly recommend “Cross my Heart” by Carmen Reid which is about a teenager (also female) in Belgium in WW2 and her time in the resistance. It is my older daughter’s favourite book.

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