By: Felice Arena
Genre: YNH - History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Penguin
Published: 5 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9780143794042


Pf Book Of The Month


It's a great escape, but will Peter survive it?
When Peter's family leaves for a trip across the border, he stays behind. So when the government builds a wall through the city, guarded by soldiers, tanks and ferocious dogs, he's trapped. Everyone says he might never see his family again.

But Peter has a courageous plan . . .


When Peter decides to stay and hang out with his friend Hubert instead of going with his mother to the west, little does he know it will be the last time he sees her.

While Peter’s mother, father and sister are visiting West Berlin, the government closes the border and erects the wall that will divide the city.

Many families are left separated and unable to be re-united. Peter is left in East Berlin with his grandparents, Oma and Opa. Peter is determined to escape so he can be with his Mum and Dad, but what are the risks and who will look after Oma and Opa?

This is another wonderful story from Felice Arena that will keep readers spellbound. It opens a door on the heartbreak that many families face when separated through no fault of their own, as well as giving an historical glimpse of life in Germany when the Berlin wall was built.
This is a story of heroism, friendship, loyalty and most of all, family - ‘the true love of family can never really be divided.’

Perfect for those in Year 5 and up, and would make an ideal class novel.

Reviewed by Michelle