Sunday, June 22, 2014

Book Review- Behind the Wall

Behind the Wall is a three in one novel including: Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure which effectively portrays life behind the Berlin Wall. Taken from the point of teenagers it proves to be a lot more relatable for the intended young reader. The author masterfully shows the danger, death, and need for survival that was a part of everyone's (young and old) everyday life in Germany. 

The author does not try to assuage the situation with rose colored pictures of life for those living in east Germany. With each book he keeps them short sweet and straight to the point. He makes it appoint to write the cold hard truth in an easy to comprehend manner for all ages not just the intended middle readers group. 

I definitely enjoyed reading this series and would recommend it as great starting point for young people to learn about the Berlin Wall as it covers its building up and demolition.

I give Behind the Wall a 5 out out of 5 for its excellent job at teaching young people a very important part of History in an easy and engaging manner.

I received a complimentary copy from BookSneeze in exchange for this independent and unbiased review. 

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