A stunning, exciting story from acclaimed author Dan Smith – author of the Carnegie Medal-nominated Nisha’s War. BERLIN 1961 Anja and Monika live opposite each other. They play together every day, with Otto the cat.

One night they wake up to bangs and shouts. Soldiers are building a huge barbed wire fence between them. A terrible forever wall that gets longer and higher until it divides the whole city.

On the East side, Monika is scared – neighbours are becoming spies and there are secret police everywhere. It’s Anja who spots that Otto has found a way across. If he can visit Monika, then perhaps she can too.

But Anja gets trapped and there’s no safe way back . . .

An emotional, atmospheric story from Carnegie Medal-nominated author Dan Smith From the author of Nisha’s War, My Friend the Enemy and She Wolf A high-stakes adventure, set during the Cold War, centred on two cousins separated when the Berlin Wall is built Perfect for readers aged 9 and up who may be studying the Cold War at school PRAISE FOR DAN SMITH: ‘Action, adventure, wolves, snow … this story has EVERYTHING. I devoured it so quickly I need to read it again.’ EMMACARROLL on She Wolf ‘This book grabbed me from page one – highly recommended’ HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY on My Friend the Enemy