Going Over by Beth Kephart
  

Going Over

Written by Beth Kephart
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Going Over by Beth Kephart

It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn't the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way? National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart presents a story of daring and sacrifice in this three-starred reviewed Junior Library Guild Selection and Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth.

Reviews

An unforgettable portrayal of life and love divided. Kephart captures the beauty and desperation of 1980's Berlin with prose both gripping and graceful. --Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy Beth Kephart is one of my heroes. She's spun gold out of the language of longing and has shown us how to make room for miracles. We Could Be Heroes-about a boy and girl separated by the cruelest of fates-will inspire any reader to make the leap for love. --Patricia McCormick, author of National Book Award Finalists Sold and Never Fall Down Beth Kephart has done it again. She's spun gold out of the language of longing and has shown us how to make room for miracles. Going Over--about a boy and girl separated by the cruelest of fates--will inspire any reader to make the leap for love. --Patricia McCormick, author of National Book Award Finalists Sold and Never Fall Down A stark reminder of the power of hope, courage, and love. -Booklist, starred review A Junior Library Guild Selection At once compelling and challenging... this gripping effort captures the full flavor of a trying time in an onerous place. --Kirkus Reviews An excellent example of historical fiction focusing on an unusual time period. -School Library Journal, starred review Readers will finish the book and continue to think about how effective one wall can be in separating a country and in fashioning attitudes toward life. --Reading Today A profound read meant for discussion. -VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates Going Over carefully balances love and heartbreak, propelling readers through the story. --Shelf Awareness Paints a vivid picture of a divided Berlin and the wall that separates friends, lovers and families. --BookPage An intense, absorbing read that shows how the personal and political can be fused together, and how small, personal acts can have life-changing implications for many people.... a unique, passionate story illuminating a fascinating time and place. --Common Sense Media A keenly intimate story of human love made epic by circumstances. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books An absorbing story of young love and conflicting ideologies. --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of books for both adults and young readers, including You Are My Only, Small Damages, Handling the Truth and One Thing Stolen.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Author

Beth Kephart
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st November 2015

ISBN

9781452128863


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