Life Behind The Wall, by Robert Elmer

Back cover:

Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens– and starving them– behind the Iron Curtain.

Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom!

Smugglers Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.

This book was pretty good. It was a kids book, so I don’t normal read that genre, but I thought the plot and the characters were good for that level. The three books are all tied together in the same family, so the story keeps going through three generations.

This book is good for kids who want to learn a little bit about what it might have been like in Germany during that time, and they might even learn a tiny bit of Germany at the same time.

Some things I didn’t like. For example, in the beginning of the first book it talks about a character in the first chapter, and doesn’t mention him again until the third book. Another thing happened in the third book, that wasn’t good, but the people it affected didn’t seem to be that upset. (Which is good, but I don’t really think it is realistic.)

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review from BookLook Bloggers. All thoughts and comments were my own.

Life Behind the Wall: Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure



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2 responses to “Life Behind The Wall, by Robert Elmer

  1. Hi, Naomi! Sounds like an interesting book. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award –